Ancient Mediterranean + Europe
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures graduate student Sara Brumfield recounts her experience working at the UCLA Library's Center for Primary Research and Training, where she described and translated two collections of cuneiform tablets. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
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- "Earliest writing invented by humans" As opposed to whom? What are you hiding young lady??(5 votes)
- How did she learn? Is it is easy(2 votes)
- Things like this, language things, are never easy. The presenter is introduced as a graduate student, which means she has already finished university and is working on a Masters or Doctors degree. She has applied herself.(2 votes)
- is it easy to write cuneiform?(1 vote)
- to shove a stick into wet clay and wiggle it is probably not all that hard. To write something meaningful is always diffiicult.(2 votes)
- Given from Nallu of the city of WHAT? The CC showed "War"?(1 vote)
- ur ? maybe thats what it is, considering ural sea is near mesopotamia compared to other continents and countries(1 vote)
- How do they know that some of the tablets where students practicing?(1 vote)
- Imagine having the work of caligrapher at the height of her skill available, and also having the notebooks kept by her mother of 2nd or 3rd grade work. Would you notice a difference? Of course you would! Now, imagine that in the process of learning cuneiform, some samples of high class and others of "2nd and 3rd grade" work got preserved. That's how it can be known.(1 vote)
- She seems to be handling these tablets quite casually with bare hands (like at1:11, for instance). I wonder: are these copies? I would imagine that handling ancient tablets with bare hands (even carefully washed) could be ultimately damaging...(1 vote)