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Gender, age, and labour organization in the earliest texts from Mesopotamia and Iran (c. 3300–2900 BC)

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Clay tablets in the Proto-cuneiform script (c. 3300–3000 BC) of ancient Iraq and the Proto-Elamite script (c. 3100–2900 BC) of ancient Iran represent two of the earliest inventions of writing in the world—both of which are only partially deciphered. The separate scripts share only a few signs between them, including signs representing ‘man’, ‘woman’ and ‘child’ in administrative contexts. However, there are significant differences in the use patterns of these shared signs, which have not p...

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Kathryn Kelley
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