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Title

An Attempt to Calculate the Number of Inhabitants in Relation to the Social Dimension in Neo-Babylonian Residential Architecture on the Example of Babylon

Polish Title

Próba obliczenia liczby mieszkańców względem wymiaru społecznego w nowobabilońskiej architekturze mieszkalnej na przykładzie Babilonu

Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4604-0863 Al-Ibadi Ali

Abstract

In the article, I attempt to estimate the number of inhabitants of Neo-Babylonian households based on archaeological data based on the example of Babylon (Neo-Babylonian period: 1100/1000–539 BCE). In order to discover how the household or an individual room was used, we must reconstruct the way that a household functioned. However, since no households can be found in archaeological research, it is necessary to turn to ethnographic sources. The article has been divided into three parts. The first part contains key information on households in the Neo-Babylonian period, indicated on the basis of ethnographic sources and compared with archaeological remains. In the second part of the article, I analyse various mathematical formulas used to calculate the number of residents on the basis of archaeological data. The third part comprises a discussion presenting my own mathematical formulas regarding the collected data.

Polish Abstract

W niniejszym artykule podejmuję próbę oszacowania liczby mieszkańców nowobabilońskich gospodarstw domowych w oparciu o dane archeologiczne i na przykładzie Babilonu (okres nowobabiloński: 1100/1000–539 p.n.e.). W celu poznania sposobu wykorzystania gospodarstwa lub pojedynczego pomieszczenia należy zrekonstruować sposób funkcjonowania gospodarstwa domowego. Z uwagi jednak na to, że w badaniach archeologicznych nie uwzględniono zabudowań domowych, niezbędne jest zwrócenie się ku źródłom etnograficznym. Artykuł podzielono na trzy części. W pierwszej części zawarto najważniejsze informacje dotyczące gospodarstw domowych w okresie nowobabilońskim, uzyskane na podstawie źródeł etnograficznych i porównane z pozostałościami archeologicznymi. W drugiej części artykułu analizuję różne wzory matematyczne stosowane do obliczania liczby mieszkańców na podstawie danych archeologicznych. Trzecia część obejmuje omówienie przedstawiające moje własne wzory matematyczne odnoszące się do zgromadzonych danych.

Keywords

Babylon, house, household, Neo-Babylonian period, population, Merkes

Polish Keywords

Babilon, dom, gospodarstwo domowe, okres nowobabiloński, populacja, Merkes

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