University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Simon Holdaway

Upper Paleolithic Notation Systems in Prehistoric Europe

By: Simon Holdaway and Susan A. Johnston

The search for an indigenous writing system among the prehistoric cultures of Tem­perate Europe has a long history which may in part be motivated by the desire to show that they were not barbaric and culturally back­ward, but rather possessed of one of the hallmarks of “civilization” (Childe 1950). Systems of writing and counting in other […]