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The Cypro-Minoan Corpus Project Takes an Archaeological Approach
Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Joanna S Smith
  • Nicolle E Hirschfeld, University of Texas at Austin
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Article
Publication Date
6-1-1999
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Abstract
It has now been more than a century since the first studies of a still undeciphered script, one used both on Cyprus and in Syria between 1550 and 1050 BCE, began to appear. Based upon visual similarity to the linear scripts he found at Knossos on Crete, Sir Arthur Evans, who had been writing about the inscriptions since 1895, coined the name Cypro-Minoan for them (1909: 69). Since that time a host of international scholars have attempted to unravel the meanings of the inscriptions. Our effort, one begun in 1996 and titled The Cypro-Minoan Corpus Project, builds on that work while emphasizing an archaeological perspective.
Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.2307/3210706
Citation Information
Smith, J. S., & Hirschfeld, N. E. (1999). The Cypro-Minoan Corpus Project takes an archaeological approach. Near Eastern Archaeology, 62, 129-130. doi: 10.2307/3210706