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History of Writing

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It was writing that took man in to the history, there are all kind of writing system invented by ancient civilizations but what kind of writing took man in to the history?

The Proto Iranian Writing

The discoveries in Jiroft and decipherment of linear-Elamite by Francois Desset confirms that, the writing system in Iranian plateau wasn’t only in Elam, it was also used in southern easter Iran and dates back even further as proto-cuneiform, invented at the same time. Writing did not appear first in Mesopotamia and then in Iran, these two systems the Mesopotamian Proto cuneiform and Iranian Proto-Elamite, were in fact contemporary and there were two sister writings. The Linear-Elamite(recently deciphered) is the world’s oldest phonetic writing system. [8]

Proto-Iranian Writing:

First period 3300 – 2900 BC - Early Proto-Iranian Writing (Proto Elamite)
Second period 2900 - 2300 BC – Middle Proto-Iranian Writing (transition between Proto Elamite and Linear Elamite)
Third period 2300 - 1850 BC - Late Proto-Iranian Writing (Linear Elamite)

Cuneiform Writing In Iranian Plateau:

2000BC-1850BC – Linear Elamite and cuneiform
After 1850BC – disappearance of the liner Elamite only the cuneiform writing is remains.

No longer can claim proto-cuneiform is older than proto-Elamite and there is no single evidence to suggest that proto-cuneiform is older than proto-Elamite. Both Proto-Elamite and cuneiform (Sumerian Language) were both the oldest writing systems (invented at the same time). The so called Linear Elamite writing is completely independent from the cuneiform writing system Created after the vanishing of the Proto- Elamite tablets, Thought to be the Linear-Elamite writing was mainly limited to Susa and Puzur- Inšušinak’s era(2100 BC). The findings, mainly in the Konar Sandal (Jiroft) and Shahdad, suggest that this writing system was probably created in the second half of the 3rd millennium BC in southern Iran. The beginning of the 2nd millennium BC, the cuneiform writing system probably played an important role at that time in the rejection of the Linear-Elamite writing system in south- western Iran. Also the Linear-Elamite writing system was probably limited to a small community of users or at least much smaller than the cuneiform and specially used for royal inscriptions! as proto-Elamite and Linear-Elamite only used in Iranian Plateau.