The invention of cuneiform: Writing in Sumer
This month we are reading the final chapters of Jean-Jacques Glassner's The invention of cuneiform: Writing in Sumer (2003). Glassner's work is original in both its style and scope. He opens with a Sumerian-centric account of the invention of writing within its historical and cultural context, as drawn from primary archeological and paleographic evidence.
Article for January: Iconicity and the Emergence of Combinatorial Structure in Language
Our first paper in 2017 is „Iconicity and the Emergence of Combinatorial Structure in Language” by Verhoef, Kirby and de Boer (2016), published in Cognitive Science. They present experimental
Article for December: Population size does not explain past changes in cultural complexity (?)
Dear friends of the Mint’s Journal Club, For the last month of 2016 we decided to read the paper from Krist Vaesen et al. Population size does not explain past changes in cultural complexity.
Article for September: Image, Memory and Ritual: Re-viewing the Antecedents of Writing
Welcome (finally!) to the new edition of Mint Journal Club, hosted by the International Cognition and Culture Institute! This month we agreed on reading and discussing the paper by Sarah Kielt