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Unformatted text preview: Disincentive for early writing systems to be less ambiguous o King wanted writing to be used by professionals only, to record taxes, not by the masses as literature Social control Writing was only useful in a society with a central government o Also needed surpluses of food for scribes o Thus hunter gather societies could not use it 07:07 07:07...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course ENV S 3 taught by Professor Graves during the Spring '05 term at UCSB.
- Spring '05