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‘First script’ found on axe
Jul 11, 2013, 13:06
Article in today’s Metro:

Primitive writing dating from 5,000 years ago has been found on stoneware dug out in eastern China, archaeologists have revealed. The inscriptions are about 1,400 years older than the oldest known written Chinese language and roughly the same as the oldest writing in the world. There was not enough to indicate any developed writing but there is evidence of words on two broken axe pieces. The incisions were found on 200 pieces excavated from the Neolithic ear relic site south of Shanghai.

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