Re: oops- we've seen the second one before, and it still doesn't credit CCJ...


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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 21, 2002 at 01:21:32:

In reply to: Re: oops- we've seen the second one before, and it still doesn't credit CCJ... posted by Marina Waltz on August 21, 2002 at 01:06:24:

:
: Ugaritic references the ancient Canaanite city-state of Ugarit, which
: was an independent kingdom from 18C BCE, and whose culture peaked
: from about 1450 - 1200 BCE. They are credited with the creation of
: the alphabet.

Actually, I think it peaked a good deal earlier... more like 2000
BCE.. but we have better records from the the later period, so we
PERCEIVE that it was peaking then... just because that's what we've
got material on. When you rebuild city on top of city, for hundreds
and hundreds of years, the lower levels are harder to evaluate than
the higher.

 


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