Cuneiform Tablet from Circa 1800 B.C

Written by: Bexx Caswell-Olson

Primary Source: Wallace Conservation Lab

Today in the lab - a cuneiform tablet from circa 1800 B.C.  It&rsquo;s getting a special box with foam padding.  This may be the oldest thing I&rsquo;ve ever held in my hands.  It&rsquo;s kind of amazing.<br /><br />
You can see it for yourself in the MSU Libraries&rsquo; Special Collections.  Find it here.- Bexx

Today in the lab – a cuneiform tablet from circa 1800 B.C.  It’s getting a special box with foam padding.  This may be the oldest thing I’ve ever held in my hands.  It’s kind of amazing.

You can see it for yourself in the MSU Libraries’ Special Collections.  Find it here.

– Bexx

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Bexx Caswell-Olson
Before migrating to Michigan and beginning work at the MSU Libraries Wallace Conservation Lab, Bexx Caswell-Olson was employed as a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Iowa City, IA. Prior to running her own business, Bexx spent nearly a decade living in the Boston area where she worked in a variety of libraries and conservation labs, including those at Harvard and MIT. She is Vice President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for those working in bookbinding, book conservation, and the book arts. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. In addition to her passion for bookbinding, Bexx also has an affinity for typography, bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, and vegan baking.