The Resource How writing came about, Denise Schmandt-Besserat

How writing came about, Denise Schmandt-Besserat

Label
How writing came about
Title
How writing came about
Statement of responsibility
Denise Schmandt-Besserat
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1992, the University of Texas Press published Before Writing, Volume I: From Counting to Cuneiform and Before Writing, Volume II: A Catalog of Near Eastern Tokens. In these two volumes, Denise Schmandt-Besserat set forth her groundbreaking theory that the cuneiform script invented in the Near East in the late fourth millennium B.C. - the world's oldest known system of writing - derived from anarchaic counting device. How Writing Came About draws material from both volumes to present Schmandt-Besserat's theory for a wide public and classroom audience. Based on the analysis and interpretation of a selection of 8,000 tokens or counters from 116 sites in Iran, Iraq, the Levant, and Turkey, it documents the immediate precursor of the cuneiform script
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schmandt-Besserat, Denise
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CJ4867
LC item number
.S364 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schmandt-Besserat, Denise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tokens
  • Writing
  • Jetons
  • Écriture
  • Antiquities
  • Tokens
  • Writing
  • Schrift
  • Tekens
  • Rekenen
  • Middle East
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Middle East
Label
How writing came about, Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Abridged edition of Before writing, volume I: From counting to cuneiform"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st abridged ed.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780292777040
Lccn
95041829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33819339
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819339
Label
How writing came about, Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Publication
Note
  • "Abridged edition of Before writing, volume I: From counting to cuneiform"--T.p. verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st abridged ed.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780292777040
Lccn
95041829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33819339
  • (OCoLC)ocm33819339

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