University of Leiden
The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) organises in February 2021 their first annual conference: Bookkeeping without writing; Early administrative technologies in context.
In the Neolithic are unsubstantiated, several late Neolithic sites across Upper Mesopotamia demonstrate evidence for the beginnings of the use of clay objects as basic accounting tools c. 6,000 BC. Alongside stamp seals and clay sealings, geometric clay “tokens” provide glimpses into the beginnings of accounting activity and private ownership. This conference brings together varied specialists to explore how non-literate systems of information storage were used in the Near East from the late Neolithic. Please click here for more information.
Leiden wishes NINO good luck and success organising this first and very interesting conference.