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New Angles on Early Writing: The Invention of Cuneiform: Writing in Sumer, by Jean-Jacques Glassner, translated & edited by Zainab Bahrano & Marc van de Mieroop, 2003. Baltimore (MD): The Johns Hopkins University Press; ISBN 0-8018-7389-4 hardback, £31 & US$38.51, xx+266 pp., ills.; The First Writing: Script Invention as History and Process, edited by Stephen D. Houston, 2004. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; ISBN 0-521-83861-4 hardback, £50 & US$83.22, xviii+417 pp., ills.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2005

Nicholas Postgate
Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, UK;


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Review Article
2005 The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

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