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How Writing Came About

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Seller: tiberius (2,233) 100%, Location: Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 283100738971 Barry & Darling Ancient Coins and Artifacts Serving the Internet community since 1996 How Writing Came About Author: Denise Schmandt-Besserat Publisher: University of Texas Press; Abridged edition, 1997 ISBN: 0292777043 English Text Softcover, 207 pages, B&W illustrations Condition: Used, Very Good. Weight: approximately 1 lb. Lowest Amazon Price (as of 06/10/18): $21.00 Discoveries in the history of writing are rare, but Denise Schmandt-Besserat made one in realizing that phonetic writing in the West descends not from pictography, a view repeated everywhere, but from abstract, nonphonetic, mostly noniconographic accounting tokens used in Neolithic farming communities of the Near East beginning from about 8000 B.C. A condensation of volume I of Before Writing ...this book is a perfect production, utterly lucid, thoughtfully illustrated, and thoroughly convincing. (American Journal of Archaeology) Payment: Payment is by Paypal only. Shipping: Where possible, multiple purchases shipped together will receive a combined shipping rate. For overseas shipping import duties, taxes and other charges are the responsibility of the buyer. Returns: Unless otherwise noted in the listing, items bought may be returned for a full refund (minus the original s/h fees) within 14 days of receipt, an explanation would be appreciated, but it is not needed. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Feedback: We leave our feedback the day an item is shipped. If you like the item and service, we would appreciate feedback in return. If you have any problems please let us know so that we can try to correct them. Copyright 2018 Barry & Darling Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Very Good

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