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Drawing of c, after Berdan and Anawalt 1992: fol.15v. 11.5 Images of books used to signal the arrival of information about important events external to the indigenous community. Drawings by John Montgomery, and e by Marcus Eberl. 270 262 263 272 274 275 List of Illustrations 12.1 A colonial village councilman drawn by the bilingual chronicler Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala. 11.1 Symbols and appellatives in Mexican pictography: a, shield-andclub symbol for war; b, an armed Lord 13 Eagle standing on the chevron path (war path); c, Moctezuma (Angry Lord) with his personal name sign; d, Lady 6 Monkey, Serpent Quechquemitl; e, Lord 10 Flint, Earth Monster; f, place sign of Coatepec (Serpent Hill); g, place sign of Tollan (Place of Reeds); h, place sign of Culhuacan; i, place sign of Teozacoalco or Chiyo Ca’nu (Great Foundation). 265 11.7 Glottography in colonial name signs: a, a sun for Pedro de Alvarado, known as Tonatiuh (Sun); b, a quail (zollin) for Alonso de Zorita; c, a maguey leaf (metl) and a gopher (tozan) for Antonio de Mendoza; d, an eye (ixtli) and a bean (etl) for the title “Virrey”; e, “Virrey” with the added speech scroll to signal rulership. Sources: a, Telleriano Remensis 46r; be, Osuna 16v, 15r; c, Tepechpan 17; d, Mexicanus 79. Wedge-shaped wooden document in Kharoṣṭhī from Niya: document no. Courtesy British Library and International Dunhuang Project. The ‘r’ letter represents the two hind legs, whereas the ‘i’ letter is utilized to represent the dragon’s tail. 15.1 Papua New Guinea, with indication of the home regions of groups mentioned in the text. The two ‘u’ letters form the body, whereas the two diacritical marks of the ‘u’ letters represent the dragon’s eyes.He has carried out archaeological and ethnographic research in Britain, central Europe, Papua New Guinea, and Turkmenistan, and has run projects funded by large grants from the AHRC, ESRC, and Leverhulme Trust.He has published a number of books and articles, including works on cultural property and issues of postcolonialism. Contents List of Illustrations vii List of Tables xii Notes on Contributors xiii Preface xvii 1. The Disappearance of the Linear A Script on Crete John Bennet 2. Until 1988 Jeremy Black was the director of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq.



Recent works include Archaeology and Anthropology: A Changing Relationship (1999), Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2003), Archaeology and Colonialism (2004), Collecting Colonialism: Material Culture and Colonial Change in Papua New Guinea (with C. David Hawkins was until his retirement in 2005 Professor of Ancient Anatolian Languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His teaching was principally the Hittite and Akkadian languages, and his main research interest the Luwian language and its hieroglyphic script.

David Brown (Freie Universität Berlin) currently teaches mathematics in a Berlin school, and looks after his three young children.

The Phoenix of Phoinikēia: Alphabetic Reincarnation in Arabia M. Linear A inscribed stone offering table from cave sanctuary at Psychro (PS Za 2: Godart and Olivier 1982: 52–5). Mellon Professor at the US National Gallery of Art.

On the Demise of Egyptian Writing: Working with a Problematic Source Basis Martin Andreas Stadler 157 8. A Tentative Scenario for the Disappearance of the Meroitic Script Claude Rilly 183 9. Larger symbols indicate greater numbers of attested documents. She is the recipient of Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle and was named Andrew W.

Script Obsolescence in Ancient Italy: From Pre-Roman to Roman Writing Kathryn Lomas 109 6. The Fate of a Forgotten Indic Script Richard Salomon 139 vi • Contents 7. Crete and Thera/Santorini, showing sites producing Linear A documents. Solid squares indicate sites with only administrative documents; solid circles, those with only non-administrative documents; and solid triangles, those with examples of both. Formerly Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, she holds the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University.

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