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  1. Jon Taylor

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah24052

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

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Taylor, J. 2012. Cuneiform. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012


Cuneiform (“wedge shaped”) writing flourished in the ancient Near East over a period of more than three and a half thousand years.


  • civilization;
  • intellectual history;
  • language