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TED Talk: Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus Script

In this TED Talk, Rajesh walks through the steps of analyzing the last undeciphered ancient language: Indus. Along the way, you learn several methods for identifying characteristics of languages, plus some innovative computer analysis techniques.

And the bonus is learning about Indus Script and a brief overview of the history of it. If you need to cram study to be a good conversationalist at a party with linguists, this would be a well-spent 17 minutes!

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