Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
How Writing Came About cover
  • ISBN: 9780292777040
  • ISBN10: 0292777043

How Writing Came About

by Denise Schmandt-Besserat

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1997
used Add to Cart $2.16
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $20.81
You save: 17%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
ebook Buy $28.69
Provided by VitalSource
License: 365 days
Description
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.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Big Hearted Books

Location: Canton, MA
Good
Shipping Icon
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are
[...]
$2.16
Robert Harper Books

Location: Hyattsville, MD
Very Good
0292777043 193 unmarked glossy paperback pages.
$6.72
Kings Ridge Media

Location: Appleton, WI
Good
Good Condition item. May Include Some writing or highlighting. We strive to provide the best shopping experience with every item we sell. Satisfaction guaranteed! !
$12.36
SurplusTextSeller

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$17.97
Turn-The-Page Books

Location: Seattle, WA
Like New
Shipping Icon
4to-over 9"-12" Tall. A crisp and unmarked copy. 193.
$18.56