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5000 Year-old Jiroft Civilization

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Cyrus Shahmiri View Drop Down
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    Posted: 06-Feb-2005 at 08:12

As you can read here: The invention of writing The earliest writings are a set of clay tablets found at Tepe Yahya in southern Iran (Jiroft), These tablets are inscribed in proto-Elamite, and radio-carbon dating of organic remains associated with the tablets shows them to be from about 3,600 B.C.. In about 3,100 B.C. the cuneiform script was developed, and later Mesopotamian tablets are written in cuneiform, which is a phonetic script where the symbols stand for syllables.

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I doubt that modern people of Jiroft can make these things that their ancestors made 5000 years ago:

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Still using that link, eh Cyrus?

Proto-Elamite is almost as old as proto-cuneiform.  Note 1.

The proto-Elamite texts from Tepe Yahya date from about 3000 BC.

Proto-Elamite may date from about 3100 BC.">http:/ /ww

Proto-Elamite may date from about 3100 BC.  Main text and Note 6.  Certain characteristic of proto-Elamite script can be traced to proto-cuneiform.  Main text and note 13.  Proto-cuneiform may date to as early as 3500 BC.

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  Quote Miller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2005 at 12:26

This would be a major historical development. First, it would replaces Sumerian with these guys as the oldest civilization on earth and second gives them some of the biggest structures in ancient world which begs the question why we have not seen more about this in the mainstream media




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  Quote pytheas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Feb-2005 at 17:17
its all in the marketing...
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