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Abbreviations and Symbols  

Nikolaos Gonis

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The first part of this article deals with abbreviations found in Greek documentary papyri and ostraca. The documents in which abbreviation is rife are predominantly those produced on a ... More

Accounting in Proto-Cuneiform  

Robert K. Englund

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the accounting methods in proto-cuneiform during the archaic period. It discusses the importance of archaic numerical and metrological systems as elements of social ... More

Adapting to New Contexts: Cuneiform in Anatolia  

Mark Weeden

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on cuneiform and scribal education in Anatolia. It attempts to trace some of the developments in the corpus of knowledge and training when it let the confines of its ... More

Agriculture and Farming  

Zeev Safrai

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article presents a survey of research in farming and agriculture. It discusses the extent the economy was open that involved export and import. It then demonstrates how the local ... More

Agriculture as Civilization: Sages, Farmers, and Barbarians  

F.A.M. Wiggermann

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the role of farmers and sages in the history of cuneiform writing in ancient Mesopotamia. It explains that when cuneiform writing was invented at the end of the ... More

The Ancient Book  

William A. Johnson

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
From the beginnings of Greek written literature until deep into the Roman era, a “book” was fashioned by taking a premanufactured papyrus roll, writing out the text, attaching additional ... More

Ancient Written Sources for Engineering and Technology  

Serafina Cuomo

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
This article tries to illustrate an idea of the range of extant ancient textual sources for engineering and technology. It also presents a broad outline of how the production of texts ... More

Animal Husbandry, Hunting, Fishing, and Fish Production  

Geoffrey Kron

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Dec 2009
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Sep 2012
Archaeozoological research provides impressive, long-neglected evidence for the technical sophistication and productivity of Greco-Roman animal husbandry. A case can be made that the ... More

Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt  

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The Arabs enjoyed a long-standing acquaintance with papyrus and its benefits. Papyrus and other traditional media, such as ostraca, leather, parchment, textiles, stone, and bone, were ... More

Archives and Dossiers  

Katelijn Vandorpe

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Documentary papyri describe ancient people. Where unrelated texts are like instant snapshots, archives present a coherent film of a person, a family, or a community and may span several ... More

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