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From counting to cuneiform

Author: Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1992.
Series: Before writing, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Before Writing gives a new perspective on the evolution of communication. It points out that when writing began in Mesopotamia it was not, as previously thought, a sudden and spontaneous invention.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Schmandt-Besserat
ISBN: 0292707835 9780292707832
OCLC Number: 225899662
Description: xv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Before writing, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Denise Schmandt-Besserat ; foreword by William W. Hallo.

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"What shines here is the human mind, spinning a tight web of inference from abundant evidence." * Scientific American * "Schmandt-Besserat's discovery and its ramifications . . . are crucial to Read more...

 
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