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Figure 6 is a photograph of a rectangular clay tablet with rows of symbols. The width of the tablet is about two-thirds of its height. The symbols are combinations of small wedge shapes and lines. The rows of symbols are separated by long horizontal lines and everything (symbols and lines) is contained in a rectangle. The symbols, lines and rectangle are formed by indentations in the surface. They were actually created when the clay was soft using a blunt reed as a stylus, like using a small pointed stick to write in plasticine.

 1.2.2 Disposable pens and mass production