This Week in the Ancient Near East

The Xbox of the Early Bronze Age? Or, All That’s Left is a Board of Stone.

March 3, 2022

A stone game board from Oman has us puzzled. Is this rare find a signpost in the evolution of human cognition or a flat rock with divots? What are games anyway? New ways to think or old ways to kill time? It’s all a game to you people, isn’t it?