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Category Archives: ProtoElamite period (c. 3000 B.C.E.)
ProtoElamite Period
Other systems of writing emerged at the same time as the writing of the Sumerians, but were shortlived. Most notable is the writing system called ProtoElamite, which surfaced during the JemdatNasr period in the area called Susa in southwestern Iran. … Continue reading
ProtoElamite Tablet
Louvre, Paris Sb 3047 This is an example of the ProtoElamite script. The Free Library does not have any ProtoElamite tablets, but does have a ProtoElamite cylinder seal. © MarieLan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons
Cylinder seal
ProtoElamite period (c. 3000 B.C.E.) The animals pictured on this seal and the seal itself have been dated to the ProtoElamite period of Iran. The incriptions were added at a later time, most likely in the Akkadian period (23402154 B.C.E.). … Continue reading