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A Birch bark document is a document written on pieces of Birches Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Fagales Family: Betulaceae Genus: Betula Species many species see text and classification Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. These are generally small to... birch BARK (Bin r Automatisk Rel Kalkylator) was completed in February 1950 at a cost of 400.000 Swedish kronor. BARK was a 32 bit machine and could complete an addition in 150 ms and a multiplication in 250 ms. It had a memory with 50 registers and 100 constants. It... bark. Such kind of documents are known in several cultures.


Russian birch bark writing


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Letters from Old Russia (405 words)
To date, 915 birch-bark documents from the mid-eleventh to fifteenth centuries have been recovered.
These documents owe their extraordinary survival to a layer of clay beneath the city that prevents normal drainage, saturating the soil above it like a sponge and protecting organic matter from decay.
Birch bark found by archaeologists in a twelfth-century workshop contained orders for icons such as these.
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