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The Vinča culture, also known as Turdaș culture or Turdaș-Vinča culture is a Neolithic archaeological culture in Southeastern Europe, dated to the period of 5500 BC.

ca. 3,200 BCE. Sumerian Tablet, Uruk. an intermediate form of writing with pictographs, a grid and wedges for numbers  which later developed into cuneiform in Mesopotamia.

Sumerian Proto-cuneiform tablet with pictograms of the Near East, Mesopotamia Uruk period IV 3500 BCE

MUŠEN = bird (also used as a determinative, ie adjective mark for avian species following logograms for other types of birds ; pronounced "moo-shen" | Sumerian Word of the Day

We've so far talked about two of them - that they're used as logograms and as syllabograms.

Tablet 4 of Gilgamesh, 669-627 B.C.' the collection of more than 30,000 clay tablets is now in the British Museum.

Ebla clay tablet - Ebla tablets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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