Cuneiform Digital Library Preprints

CDLI is pleased to present here the results of research in progress submitted, for inclusion in a preprint series hosted by the project, by experts in fields associated with Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology. We anticipate that these papers in their final form will eventually be available in journals (in some cases our own) or in edited volumes; or will, by authors' preference, remain unpublished in the formal sense, so that this may be a final venue for work that might otherwise remain unnoticed in the field. Authors who are interested in submitting contributions to the CDLP should be generally aware of the editorial policies of the journals CDLJ & CDLB; while submissions in English are preferred, CDLP does, however, accept preprints in the other major languages of academic communication. Significant and nearly complete, or dormant research papers are particularly welcome, regardless of their length and scope. Authors should make their submissions in both originating text-processor/layout file, and in the PDF format in which it will be made available here. International A4 or US letter format are both allowed, portrait or landscape. In most cases, if the submission is acceptable for distribution, we will merely add a lead page of the form visible in the files listed below. We invite interested authors to make use of this series to communicate their research to a broader community in advance or in stead of undertaking the rigors of a peer-reviewed standard publication, and we hope the feedback that results from a paper’s dissemination through CDLP contributes to its ultimate impact.
A paper can be updated with a simple new submission by the author(s); to retain a sense of the history of research, we will list new versions one after the other with new “Date posted;” we limit such updates to one (1) per calendar year following the initial posting. We will not retire CDLP entries that move on to formal publications; rather, we request that authors send us notice and citation of the publication, that will be entered to our list for easy reference.
The CDLP is under the editorial supervision of Bertrand Lafont (CNRS, Nanterre), to whom queries and submissions should be directed.
No.   Author Title Date posted Download file
1.0 Huber, Peter J. On the Old Babylonian Understanding of Sumerian Grammar 2015/09/03 PDF
1.1 Huber, Peter J. On the Old Babylonian Understanding of Sumerian Grammar 2016/04/01 PDF
2.0 Foxvog, Daniel A. Introduction to Sumerian Grammar 2016/01/04 PDF
3.0 Foxvog, Daniel A. Elementary Sumerian Glossary 2016/01/04 PDF
4.0 Panayotov, Strahil V. „Die Lampe am Krankenbett“. Untersuchungen zu altorientalischen Gebeten an den Lichtgott Nuska 2016/01/23 PDF
5.0 Proust, Christine Floating calculation in Mesopotamia 2016/05/02 PDF