Zur proto-elamitischen Klassengesellschaft
Posted by entdinglichung - 25. Oktober 2012
offenbar ist es bei der Entzifferung der proto-elamitischen Tontafeln (3.200-2.700 v.u.Z.) aus dem heutigen Chusistan zu einem Durchbruch gekommen, gefunden auf der Webseite der BBC: Breakthrough in world’s oldest undeciphered writing … Catal Hüyük war besser:
„The world’s oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level.
The numbering system is also understood, making it possible to see that much of this information is about accounts of the ownership and yields from land and people. They are about property and status, not poetry.
This was a simple agricultural society, with a ruling household. Below them was a tier of powerful middle-ranking figures and further below were the majority of workers, who were treated like „cattle with names“.“