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Last writing: script obsolescence in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica

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Introduction: Setting the questions. By any measure, the creation and development of writing was a cybernetic advance with far-reaching consequences. It allowed writers to communicate with readers who were distant in time and space, extended the storage capacity of human knowledge, including information that ranged from mundane accounting to sacred narrative, bridged visual and auditory worlds by linking icons with meaningful sound, and offered an enduring means of displaying and manipulating...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0010417503000227
Journal:
Comparative Studies in Society and History Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
3
Pages:
430-479
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EISSN:
1475-2999
ISSN:
0010-4175
URN:
uuid:858cada1-8d44-4695-8972-9520b28d3aba
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ora:931

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