A general group for archaeologists and those interested in archaeology.
This is the first page only. Full article is available at https://doi.org/10.3764/aja.124.4.0523 (JSTOR subscription required) or https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/310940 (open access).
A wide variety of edits can be identified in the Linear B administrative documents from Mycenaean Greece. The writers of these documents…[Read more]
Digital practices have increasingly come to influence discussions of archaeological work in the 21st century. As a result, many archaeologists use the concept of workflow to describe the relationship between the various phases of the knowledge making process from fieldwork to analysis, interpretation, research, and writing. This paper extends this…[Read more]
I wrote the first version of this guide in the summer of 2018. For the first time in my career I had received a multi-year fellowship, and I had been told that the position had a good chance of continuing beyond the initial fellowship period, if not of becoming permanent. So, since I did not expect to have to search for employment again, it seemed…[Read more]
Aus historischer Sicht sind genauere Definitionen, Abgrenzungen und ethnische Zuweisungen der
Bevölkerung des Alpengebiets in vorrömischer Zeit ausgesprochen schwierig, umstritten und problematisch.
Die einschlägigen Diskussionen drehen sich meist um die Kategorien „Kelten“ oder „Räter“
3. Beide Zuordnungen sind jedoch seit der Antike unsc…[Read more]
Dieser Text soll auf drei Ebenen Fragen an die Quellen tragen. Erstens will ich versuchen, exemplarisch
Entwicklungslinien zwischen der antiken Provinzstruktur und dem bairischen Dukat
– einer militärisch-politischen Organisation nach spätantikem Muster – bis in karolingische Zeit
herauszuarbeiten. Zweitens soll die Frage gestellt werden, wie u…[Read more]
This chapter examines the ways in which the Linear B ‘extra’ signs – syllabograms which can in certain circumstances replace the ‘core’ signs of the Linear B syllabary – are often used as evidence for the process by which this writing system was created from its parent writing system, Linear A, and thus, by extension, for reconstructing aspects of…[Read more]
Transport stirrup jars – so-called because of the shape formed by their handles and false neck – are a common type of Mycenaean pottery: used to transport and store liquid commodities, usually assumed to be olive oil, they are found throughout the central and eastern Mediterranean. A small sub-group of these carry painted inscriptions in the Lin…[Read more]
Anna P. Judson deposited Review of Supplemento al Corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. Biblioteca di Pasiphae Louis Godart, Anna Sacconi, Supplemento al Corpus delle iscrizioni vascolari in lineare B. Biblioteca di Pasiphae. Pisa; Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2017. 224. ISBN 9788862279482 €225.00. in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Review of the most recent edition of Linear B inscriptions painted onto transport stirrup jars.
It is often claimed that the mortuary traditions that appeared in lowland Britain in the fifth century AD are an expression of new forms of ethnic identity, based on the putative memorialisation of a ‘Germanic’ heritage. This article considers the empirical basis for this assertion and evaluates it in the light of previously proposed ethnic con…[Read more]
This chapter explains the process by which the Linear B writing system was deciphered and shown to record a form of the Greek language, discussing the contributions of Emmett L Bennett, Alice E. Kober, Michael Ventris, and John Chadwick.
More than 60 years after Michael Ventris’ decipherment of Linear B, 14 of its syllabic signs remain ‘undeciphered’: despite many proposals to assign sound-values to these signs, none has yet been officially accepted. This paper is based on part of a study investigating new approaches to these undeciphered signs: as signs which cannot yet be read…[Read more]
This article re-examines the evidence for the value of the Linear B sign pu2, in particular its appearance in the term da-pu2-ri-to- ‘labyrinth’, and demonstrates that it stands specifically for the value /phu/ (contrary to the usual assumption that it represents both /phu/ and /bu/). It then discusses the further implications of this con…[Read more]
This is the accepted version of the paper; the published version is available at doi.org/10.1075/wll.00025.jud (or by contacting me). This paper investigates the issue of orthographic variation in the Linear B writing system in order to explore ways in which studying a writing system’s orthographic conventions may shed light on the history of i…[Read more]
This is the paper I gave at the Public Archaeology Twitter Conference 5 (2020). The conference theme was public archaeology in lockdown. The paper is about my digital landscape archaeology intervention called #DailySarsen which began on 6 April 2020 during the Covid-19 emergency. It focusses on one specific sarsen stone in Wiltshire (UK) and takes…[Read more]
Das Bild von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern ist heute recht ambivalent und schwankt zwischen Heldinnen/Helden und Mad Scientists, nicht selten abhängig von der wissenschaftlichen Disziplin. Ausgehend von zwei Amateurarchäologen – Heinrich Schliemann und Ernst Boetticher –, die zudem aufgrund unterschiedlicher Deutungen einer archä…[Read more]
Historical and archaeological topics have been very popular for many years. This is witnessed by a variety of events and developments, as for example by time travel formats on television as well as by such performances at historic sites or at open-air museums. These historical performances and affective adoptions – bodily and sensual experiences t…[Read more]
This paper is a new examination of the original find context of the Saqqara lion tables (CG 1321–2) in ‘Gallery C’, an underground structure in the Step Pyramid complex. The substructure may date to the 1st millennium BCE, and this structure was likely part of an embalming complex for the Apis or other sacred animals. The adjacent Western Galle…[Read more]
The Egypt Exploration Society archive contains unpublished pencil drawings by A. Klasens of seal impressions found in the Step Pyramid complex of Saqqara. Digitally inked versions of these drawings are published here for the first time. The seal impressions can be sourced to the Northern Galleries of the complex. The impressions were sealed on…[Read more]
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