Book Arts Treasure Chest

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U of U Marriott Library rare books collection sent Ms. Jazmin to share, with our 3rd grade classes, some AMAZING artifacts and facsimiles. We passed around a 3000 yr. old cuniforme cylinder, Mesopotamian clay tablet with prescription recipes, Chinese bamboo book, Mayan glif folding book, & Nigerian wooden story picture book. We learned that parchment was lamb skin stretched very thin. Paper was invented 2000 years ago, but books with out paper have been around for 5000 years! Then we made a petroglif scratch drawing to take home!

Diana Gonzalez