Clay Tablet Mini-Project

For this assignment, you will write a message or story on a piece of clay using one of the three Cuneiform alphabets found here: PDF. You should flatten the clay into a tablet and choose a writing instrument to construct this message.

Bring this tablet to class with your own "translation," but keep the translation separate and a secret by placing it in a sealed envelope. Also, make sure to write your name on both the envelope and the tablet.

Be prepared to turn in both the tablet and the translation as a graded assignment. Excellence will be determined by the literacy of your message. (Yes, that means you have to figure out what cues to "literacy" are here in this task.) Do not provide any explanation of what you "really" mean in English.

Due: Friday, January 17th