News FocusAnthropology

No Pen or Ink Needed

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 32
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5680.32

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


As researchers begin to consider how writing systems die (see main text), they also are examining lesser known systems to understand how societies long considered illiterate transmit knowledge.