Reblogged: What to write with?

From the CREWS project blog, here’s a great new blog post by Pippa Steele. It’s the result of an experimental archaeology investigation into the types of styli used for different types of clay tablets around the ancient Mediterranean. I saw Pippa give a paper based on this research in Cambridge a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely fascinating! A great example of the fact that, sometimes, the only way to challenge assumptions about how people wrote in the ancient world is to try it out for yourself.

Check out her post, and the whole blog for more!

Photos by Pippa Steele and the CREWS project.

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