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The kindly Deputy Head of Collections at Manchester Museum took a look at my stone and gave the following response. Your 'bead' is almost certainly a fossil called porosphaera globularis. There has been some discussion as to whether they were used as beads in prehistoric times, several hundred thousand years ago. Fossils re-used in this way often have ...


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The difference between archeology and looting a tomb is based, today, on two points: First, in archaeology people don't expect to make money directly out of the opening of the tombs: they won't take what's inside and sell it. Instead, they will take it and give it to a museum, that will expect some profit from showing this to tourists Second, in archaeology ...


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Cuneiform was used for accounting documents much more often than for books


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It seems that the Phaistos Disc is the closest example of such a thing (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc#Typography), although the inscription is pictographic/logographic rather than cuneiform.


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