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Unformatted text preview: May contain animal bones, be oily, etc Stele o Upright stone tablet o Often served as a sort of commemorative monument • Absolute Dating o Based mainly on ‘star dates’ and eclipses that were recorded o Not a great deal of historical records available from the time period • Cuneiform o Difficult to learn o Couldn’t just sit down and learn it like you can our alphabet Must attend school and usually become a professional scribe o Not a language Only a system of writing which can be applied to different languages • Mud Brick o Principle building material o Common for areas without much stone o Very high maintenance material Never build mud brick directly on the ground • Placed on Sacle o Stone foundation...
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- Fall '08
- Mesopotamia, mud brick, Tigris, southern Mesopotamia, o Stone foundation