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Media: BBC: 'Earliest writing' found in China

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: There's a report in the Science section of the BBC site entitled:

'Earliest writing' found in China: Signs carved into 8,600-year-old
tortoise shells found in China may be the earliest written words, say
archaeologists.

by Paul Rincon

The URL:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2956925.stm

Karen Steffen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


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Issue Number: 14.1172
Date Posted: April 23, 2003

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