The origins of writing (II). Cuneiform writing.

One of the earliest types of writing known is the cuneiform. Although Sumerian pictographs come from the late fourth millennium BC these are considered protowriting, since information conveyed by symbols without a linguistic structure. Cuneiform as such is fixed around 2800 BC. The term cuneiform comes from the Latin “cuneus,” meaning wedge as it was […]

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Playing to be a paleontologist. (Digging your own Ammonites)

Today things are going about paleontology. From very tiny I knew what fossils were because in my house there is a small collection. Nothing about showcases or inaccessible sites, there, at the entrance, where you could hand touch and “study” them. Besides, the garden walls of my house contained small “treasures”. They were merely shells […]

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