I would suggest that this, the symbol of Sumer and the people of that land, is a simplified pictogram of Pillar 43 at Gobekli Tepe with its three offering baskets. I would like to add this piece of the puzzle to the T-shaped symbol already put forward as a pictogram of Gobekli Tepe. (See here: [grahamhancock.com])
If this theory is correct, Sumer or a civilization that now goes by that name was already in existence in the 10th millennia BCE, and had at its heart the place of Gobekli Tepe. The symbols presumed to be recent and primitive in the 4th millennia BCE are, as posited in my book The Story of Sukurru, the survivors from that era. The Sumerian symbol UN helps to demonstrate a tenuous but real thread of continuity and remembrance in written form between the 10th and the 4th millennia BCE.
Shown here on a clay tablet, reference P001250 from the Uruk IV period (ca. 3500 to 3250 BCE):
Another later example hand-drawn from a tablet dated to the Uruk III period (ca. 3250 to 3000 BCE):
It must be added that the above is not the only form of the symbol UN. There are others that do not have the same ‘topping’. Some show a pyramid with ladder (SU or ZU for knowledge), others giving the symbol E₂ meaning ‘temple’ or ‘house’. The horizontally-divided rectangle shown above is also the symbol TUG₂, one of the three Sumerian symbols that constitute the Tree of Consciousness and Knowledge.
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