Week 2

Vogelherd Horse, c. 30,000 BCE


READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 5–14

Why are the Tata plaque and the Vogelherd horse interesting to Marshack? What is his point about doodling? What is the significance of an object that shows a combination of images, notations, signs and symbols?

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READ Crowley & Heyer pp. 14–23

The Schmandt-Besserat article is tough to read at the beginning, but it gets easier. What were the clay tokens used for? What problems did they solve? Where were they used, and when? Note that the people using them had settled down -- they were no longer hunter gatherers.

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