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Smith Corona Fugue

smith-coronaI recognise you.
Beetle black carapace,
A ribbed kist of coated ply with a
Fist moulded leather handle.

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When all at once…

c3500BC, Mesopotamia… 

In the land which today falls largely within modern Iraq and Iran, in the ‘cradle of civilisation’, long after the discovery of how to control fire, but also long before over thirteen hundred videos featuring the admirable Ray Mears teaching fire making  become available on YouTube,  from marks made to tally and track trades and accounts, Sumerian culture evolves the invention of writing.

It’s not the only time this happens, but it is thought to be one of the earliest.

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