Tavola Mediterranea bills itself as the "home of culinary archaeology on the web," and had shared for years a recipe for making Gingerbread Cuneiform Tablets:
Most of you who read my articles, or cook with my recipes, know that I enjoy making edible archaeology. I find it to be an immersive, experiential, and multi-sensory avenue with which to explore and understand the archaeological and historical written records. Those of you who read my recent article on Panis Quadratus, the iconic Pompeiian bread, will recall how much fun it is to explore food archaeology and history while also debating the theories that surround the related artefacts. When it comes to ancient civilisations and material culture, I want to try to interpret archaeological findings in many ways and nothing opens up that possibility more than studying objects or text, using my hands, experimenting with recreation, labouring over something for a while, and even tasting it if I can!
That recipe required use of a chopstick "stylus" for creating the glyphs. But there is indeed a better way.
The roller creates embossed script and is available for purchase here.