[Humanist] 26.882 clay storage

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 882.
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        Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:18:00 -0400 (EDT)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: Re: clay storage
        In-Reply-To: <20130315072125.DF2352DB4 at digitalhumanities.org>

The clay tablets:

There is the matter of the encoding survival as pointed out. Does the
example also raise the importance of "reading" the encoded information? Is
a community of readers and a tradition of learning also necessary for the
successful transmission?

Francois Lachance
Scholar-at-large





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