By Denise Schmandt-Besserat
In 1992, the collage of Texas Press released Before Writing, quantity I: From Counting to Cuneiform and Before Writing, quantity II: A Catalog of close to japanese Tokens. In those volumes, Denise Schmandt-Besserat set forth her groundbreaking idea that the cuneiform script invented within the close to East within the past due fourth millennium B.C.—the world's oldest recognized procedure of writing—derived from an archaic counting device.
How Writing took place draws fabric from either volumes to give Schmandt-Besserat's thought for a large public and school room viewers. in accordance with the research and interpretation of a variety of 8,000 tokens or counters from 116 websites in Iran, Iraq, the Levant, and Turkey, it records the speedy precursor of the cuneiform script.
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