The Digital Hammurabi Podcast

Cuneiform and the Invention of Writing

October 31, 2019 Digital Hammurabi, Dr. Jennifer Ross Season 1 Episode 1
The Digital Hammurabi Podcast
Cuneiform and the Invention of Writing
Chapters
00:00:01
Introduction
00:03:10
Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
00:43:24
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Ross
The Digital Hammurabi Podcast
Cuneiform and the Invention of Writing
Oct 31, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Digital Hammurabi, Dr. Jennifer Ross

For our inaugural podcast episode, we chose to focus on one of the most important technological innovations of the ancient world - the invention of writing! This episode introduces you to cuneiform, the writing system developed during the late 4th millennium BCE, with an interview with Dr. Jennifer Ross of Hood College, and a narration of Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, the Sumerian literary composition that explains how and why writing was invented.
Interview conducted on 2/23/2019.

Please let us know what you think! Is there something you want more, or less, of? 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

For our inaugural podcast episode, we chose to focus on one of the most important technological innovations of the ancient world - the invention of writing! This episode introduces you to cuneiform, the writing system developed during the late 4th millennium BCE, with an interview with Dr. Jennifer Ross of Hood College, and a narration of Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, the Sumerian literary composition that explains how and why writing was invented.
Interview conducted on 2/23/2019.

Please let us know what you think! Is there something you want more, or less, of? 

Introduction
Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Ross