Friday, April 18, 2003
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.
The symbols were written down in the late Stone Age, or Neolithic Age.
They predate the earliest recorded writings from Mesopotamia - in what is now Iraq - by more than 2,000 years.
Next: Donald Rumsfeld says "stop bitching about that stuff getting looted in Iraq, the Chinese were there first so the Iraqis don't count any more"...