A Hittite Scribal Tradition Predating the Tablet Collections of Ḫattuša?

  title={A Hittite Scribal Tradition Predating the Tablet Collections of Ḫattu{\vs}a?},
  author={Alwin Kloekhorst and Willemijn Waal},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Arch{\"a}ologie},
  pages={189 - 203}
Abstract This article discusses the origins of a group of four Hittite OS tablets, which share some unique and peculiar features with respect to their shape, spelling conventions and palaeography. It argues that these four tablets are the oldest documents of the Hittite corpus, and that they were not created in Ḫattuša, but have been imported from elsewhere. Originally, they belonged to an older writing tradition, predating the establishment of Ḫattuša as the Hittite capital. This implies that… 

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