Review Article

Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts


The Shape of Script: How and Why Writing Systems Change, edited by Stephen D. Houston (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series). Pp. xxiii + 317, figs. 54, tables 5. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-934691-42-7 (paper).

Agency in Ancient Writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt. Pp. xviii + 299, figs. 76, tables 7. University Press of Colorado, Boulder 2012. $75. ISBN 978-1-60732-199-6 (cloth).

Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts

By John G. Younger

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 118, No. 3 (July 2014), pp. 521–525

DOI: 10.3764/aja.118.3.0521

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