Last Writing: Script Obsolescence in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica

@article{Houston2003LastWS,
  title={Last Writing: Script Obsolescence in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica},
  author={Stephen Houston and John D. Baines and Jerrold Cooper},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2003},
  volume={45},
  pages={430 - 479}
}
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