This is not entirely on topic, but I can't resist it. There is a close relationship between GDP and an understanding of the theory of evolution – with one exception. Guess which the exception is. Rob On 15/01/2015 06:28, Peg Griffin wrote:
The Linear B story is interesting, Annalisa. Apparently the Linear B writing system's architecture was in Crete in those Linear A tablets before the Greeks came. They re-purposed the writing system for their Mycenaean dialect. So it doesn't show up as one of the four de nouveau writing systems in the Chicago museum exhibit. Peg Griffin, Ph. D. Washington, DC 20003 -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Annalisa Aguilar Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:57 PM To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity' Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Laws of evolution and laws of history Hi Peg, This U Chicago catalog is really nice! I noticed that there was no mention of Linear B. But perhaps that is because Crete is not considered "Oriental." :) A fantastic book on Linear B (if anyone named Henry is interested) is The Riddle of the Labryinth: The quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox, about how they decoded the writing in the 1950s (or thereabouts?) The book is a special tribute to Alice Kober who did most of the heavy lifting, but was not given proper credit (until this book of course!) It's wonderfully written and reads almost like a detective novel. A nice break from dense reading... if you need a break. For those not familiar with Linear B it is a syllabic script. I noticed that Margalit Fox also wrote a book called, "Talking Hands: What sign language reveals about the mind." And yes, Andy, Linear B would supply you evidence about administrative purposes! :) Kind regards, Annalisa
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