A decent one is "The Alphabet" by Alan Millard in Languages from the World of the Bible, ed. Holger Gzella (de Gruyter, 2012), 14-27 (though it doesn't deal with cuneiform). For that you might try Chris Woods's article in the 2010 Oriental Institute exhibit catalog
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
> From: Jgibson <jgibson000@...>
>Sent: Friday, August 23, 2013 10:35 AM
>Subject: [ANE-2] beginning of writing
>Can anyone suggest recent relatively brief but informative articles on
>the the development of writing in the ANE?
>Jeffrey B. Gibson D.Phil. Oxon.
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