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  • When was paper invented?

  • The Origins of Paper Egypt 3,000 BC When we think of the origins of paper, our minds might wander back over 5000 years ago to the Nile river valley in Egypt. It was there that a marsh grass called Cyperous Papyrusflourished. The Egyptians cut thin strips from the plant’s stem and softened them in the muddy waters of the Nile.

  • How old is too old for references in a paper?

  • Show activity on this post. I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to use sources published in the past 10 years for research in the arts, humanities, literature, history, etc.

  • Do we still use paper in the computer age?

  • Photo: Even in the computer age, we still use vast quantities of paper. This photo could have been taken yesterday; in fact, it was shot in 1943 at the huge Southland Paper Mills near Lufkin, Texas, and shows newsprint (paper for printing newspapers) made from wood pulp using the Kraft process.

  • What is the meaning of paper?

  • (Show more) paper, matted or felted sheet, usually made of cellulose fibres, formed on a wire screen from water suspension. A brief treatment of paper follows.

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