Hands-on Session on Cuneiform

On Wednesday, 25 June we have held an absolute beginner introduction to cuneiform writing that was led by Eva Miller.The participants were guided step-by-step through the process of reading of cuneiform inscriptions from Jemdet Nasr (late 4th millenium BC) and were given an opportunity to directly access real cuneiform tablets from the Ashmolean collections. Apart from Jemdet Nasr inscriptions, a selection of cuneiform inscriptions from other locations and periods was provided, and the attendants could examine a variety of writing techniques, material carriers and other characteristics of the immensely rich cuneiform tradition.