University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Lynn E. Roller

The Art of Writing at Gordion

By: Lynn E. Roller

The impetus to record a previously unwritten language must be powerful, since it requires adaptation to a new kind of com¬≠municative device and thus must reflect and cause alterations in the group that becomes literate. Here I examine the process through which one illiterate society went when it confronted literate ones and the reasons why […]