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Samuel Noah Kramer was a Sumerian history and language expert and the author of over 25 books and 150 articles on Sumer. He begins the interview by reading a piece of Sumerian literature and continues by discussing what Sumerian literature is about, the time period it was written in, and the types of literature that the Sumerians wrote. He discusses how he got into cuneiform, the system of writing developed by the Sumerians, and talks about coming to the United States as a child. Kramer concludes the interview by discussing how he became an archaeologist.
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Kramer, Samuel Noah and Maier, John R., "Samuel Noah Kramer: 10-06-1981" (1981). Writers Forum Videos. Video 20.