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I'm looking for representations and meanings of the logographs of the Uruk period (3500–3000 BC), such as those on the Kish tablet. I've only been able to find a few examples, but over 1000 are known. The only relevant work I've seen referenced is Falkenstein (1936), which I can't find anywhere.

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    Falkenstein's book, Archaische Texte aus Uruk is available as a pdf file from the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative site at UCLA. – sempaiscuba Oct 1 '19 at 13:10
  • @sempaiscuba Time to learn some German. – foxpal Oct 1 '19 at 22:20
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I have found full list of proto-cuneiform signs (very large file [93 MB]), with very detailed glyphs together with their meanings sadly meanings seems to be all missing. Though there is no author information.

Also as you suggested; A. Falkenstein, Archaische Texte aus Uruk (Archaische Texte aus Uruk 1; Berlin-Leipzig 1936)

from Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative website.


Another alternative, though without meanings again; Proto-Cuneiform Signs by Ashur Cherry

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  • Thanks! But I see all the meanings listed as xxx. Is that just me? – foxpal Oct 1 '19 at 22:19
  • @foxpal you are right, yesterday I posted the answer just before leaving the office... I hadn't checked all meanings, assumed some were missing, hence xxx, but all are missing :) I couldn't find an alternative with meanings though... – buræquete Oct 1 '19 at 23:21
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    @foxpal: The lists do give the names of the signs (or their component parts, for composite signs) that you can use to look up their general meaning e.g. on ePSD. – Ilmari Karonen Jan 7 at 5:53

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