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Oldest writing in Europe

  1. Mar 31, 2011 #1

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    Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe
    Found at a site tied to myth, Greek tablet survived only by accident, experts say.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...g-europe-tablet-greece-science-mycenae-greek/

    :cool:

    An example of Celtic text - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepontic_language#Texts

    http://www.univie.ac.at/indogermanistik/download/Stifter/oldcelt2008_2_lepontic.pdf
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2011 #2
    I wish they would of told us what the tablet said.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 #3

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    Very interesting, did you see the supposedly 2,000 year old lead tablets bound into a book?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 #4

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    Where's that. I've been rather distracted lately. :uhh:
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2011 #9

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    Update- no shock here.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelo...codices-spending-cuts-and-the-deficit-problem
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 #10

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    I'm sure you folks have heard of the interesting digs going on at Gobekli Tepe?

    I know it's not quite in Europe, and I apologize, but there is no other thread for "oldest writing."

    I would be honored if you thought this audio interview of science writer Charles C Mann, who has twice visited the dig at the 11,500 year old monument, were of some interest to you. He was able to spend a good deal of time with the archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, in charge of the dig for many years, and reveals heretofore unpublished insights into its greater antiquity and achievements.

    Foremost of these is evidence of a proto-written language. This is found among the finely carved images, mainly animals, but also symbols such as waves and crescents found upon the huge rings of stone pillars. These are thought to work mnemonically, and may collectively constitute a language. They are studying it.

    http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2011/06/gbekli_tepe_1.html

    (This is a long interview. The part under discussion is found about 45% the way through)

    Respectfully submitted,
    Steve
     
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