The Epigraphic Society
Table of Contents, Vol. 11/2, 1983
Memoriam: Harold Gladwin, Imanol Agiré, and Jay Stonebraker
(1 p) 11/2-p 112
Announcing the deaths of Harold Sterling Gladwin, Imanol Agiré, and Jay Stonebraker.
Motifs in Bronze Age Sweden (3 pp) Glenn
A.Gentry 11/2-p 113
Cultural interactions between Scandinavia and the peoples of North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Runamo Inscription, Blekinge (4 pp) Jon
Galster 11/2-p 116
The author's personal investigation of the Runamo inscription.
- Old Norse Hieroglyphic Calendar (9 pp) Barry
Fell 11/2-p 120
Primstavs were used by the Norse to record feast days and masses.
Vikings (32 pp) Ditlev Thyssen
A commentary on Viking history (as told in the Sagas) as well as on Viking visits to the New World.
Precolumbian Wool Industry in North America – Some Puzzling Aspects (3 pp) Herbert
The author questions the identification of "wool-bearing" animals depicted in petroglyphs read by Fell.
Artists and the Horned Beasts (3 pp) Gloria
Farley 11/2-p 164
Examples of horned animals from US sites and from Old World sites and artifacts.
Urschrift in Amerika (1 p) Linus Brunner
Clipping dated 28 Oct 1982. It appeared in Sankt Gallen Tagblatt and other newspapers.
Bighorn or Old World Imports? (3 pp) Barry
Fell 11/2-p 167
Proves that the inscribed "Bighorns" depict native, not exotic, animals.
Tifinag Inscribed Stalactite in Texas (1 p) Barry
Fell 11/2-p 170
James Guthrie reports on an inscription in Ancient Libyan on an inscribed stalactite in a cave in Edwards County, Texas, photographed in 1959 by his colleague Ephraim A. Cuevas (a poor version of the photo is shown). According to Fell, the inscription reads: S-R-N-I = Sawarin, the Arabic and Berber word for a columnar stalactite.
Bluff (20 pp) Norman Totten 11/2-p 171
A report on a 4-week investigation of petroglyphs from Georgia to Colorado (20 sites in all).
Prodromes of Writing (13 pp) Marge E. Landsberg 11/2-p 191
An examination of the Azilian pebbles, perhaps man's first attempt to communicate graphically.
Inscriptions from Tripolitania (5 pp) Barry
Fell 11/2-p 204
Inscriptions from Libyan tombs of 3rd & 4th centuries AD (included is a 2nd century Greek text).
Colorado Dolmen Inscribed with Ogam (2 pp) Judy
Morehouse 11/2-p 209
Ogam is found inscribed on a dolmen in Western Colorado. Fell's reading is given. He calls it "Arabic Ogam"
Ogam on a Colorado Capstone (1 p) Barry
Fell 11/2-p 210
This is a detailed breakdown of the decipherment given in the paper by Judy Morehouse.
- An Alternate Communication System (4 pp) Jean
H. Gaulden 11/2-p 212
An examination of the history of the development of Ogam and possibilites for its use by mentally handicapped persons.
Crespi Collection of Cuenca, Ecuador (15 pp) Warren
L. Cook 11/2-p 216
The author's experiences and conclusions after examining the controversial Crespi artifacts.
Art on Postage Stamps (2 pp) 11/2-pp 230-231
Examples shown from Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Writing from Etowah Mounds (1 p) Gloria
Farley 11/2-p 232
The author describes her visit to the Etowah Mounds and Museum and an ancient inscribed gorget seen there.
of the Ancient Writing from Etowah Mounds (2 pp) Barry
The author details his decipherment of the inscribed gorget reported by Gloria Farley. Fell identifies the script as Tifinag and the language as Berber-Arabic. According to him, the artifact is a religious object. A poor graphic of the artifact is shown.
Rocks in South Central Alabama (2 pp) Bart Henson & Barry
Fell 11/2-p 235
A glyph site in Alabama consisting of a large steatite boulder and smaller adjacent rocks with man-made markings. Fell reads the markings as Iberic and deciphers them using Arabic.
Navigation Grid or Stick Chart (Rebbelib) from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia
(4 pp) Barry Fell
A wooden star chart used by ancient seafarers to navigate among the Pacific islands.
in Irish Megalithic Rock Engravings (4 pp) Warren W. Dexter & Barry
Fell 11/2-p 241
Tifinag script seen on boulders at Lough Crew, County Meath, Ireland. Fell offers his decipherments.
Polynesian Artifact Engraved with Libyan Script (6 pp) Barry
Fell & Jon Polansky 11/2-p 245
Jon Polansky purchased a Polynesian artifact from an antique store in San Francisco. It turned out to have an inscription on it in an alphabet very similar to Libyan. The language appears to be a dialect of the Tuamotuan language similar to Maori. It is a charm for fishing.
Apparent Islamic Influence at Runamo (5 pp) Barry Fell 11/2-p 251
Fell finds Kufi runes among the inscriptions at Runamo, Sweden. He takes issue with Magnuson's readings.
Ogam Inscription from Bainbridge Island, Washington (2 pp) John
H. Rudolph & Barry Fell
Fell translates "rake ogam" sent to him by Rudolph from the site in Washington state.
A thousand years ago the Norse king Haraldr Sigurdsson included snow-skiing, together with singing verses to the harp, reading good books and other pastimes, among nine skills of which he was master. But in this ancient petroglyph of 4000 years ago an early BronzeAge Scandinavian who lived near Rödöy, in the Nordland of Norway, demonstrates the antiquity of the art of skiing. Norway placed the design on postage stamps in 1966 on the occasion of a world championship meeting of skiers.
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