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The first writing : script invention as history and process

Author: Stephen D Houston
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D Houston
ISBN: 0521838614 9780521838610
OCLC Number: 56442696
Description: xvii, 417 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Overture to The first writing / Stephen D. Houston --
The possibilty and actuality of writing / John S. Robertson --
Writing systems: a case study in cultural evolution / Bruce G. Trigger --
Babylonian beginnings: the origin of the cuneiform writing system in comparative perspective / Jerrold S. Cooper --
The state of decipherment of proto-Elamite / Robert K. Englund --
The earliest Egyptian writing: development, context, purpose / John Baines --
Anyang writing and the origin of the Chinese writing system / Robert W. Bagley --
Writing on shell and bone in Shang China / Françoise Bottéro --
Reasons for runes / Henrik Williams --
Writing in early Mesoamerica / Stephen D. Houston --
Beyond writing / Elizabeth Hill Boone --
Final thoughts on first writing / Stephen D. Houston.
Responsibility: [edited by] Stephen D. Houston.
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