On the Alleged "Pre-Sumerian Substratum"

@article{Rubio1999OnTA,
  title={On the Alleged "Pre-Sumerian Substratum"},
  author={Gonzalo Rubio},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  year={1999},
  volume={51},
  pages={1 - 16}
}
  • Gonzalo Rubio
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
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