The Epigraphic Society
Table of Contents, Vol. 12/1, 1984
Petroglyphs of Prado da Rodela, Portugal (4 pp) Joaquim Rodrigues dos Santos Jr.
Reports on pre-Roman linear markings by a spring in Mogadouro, Tras-os-Montes Province (near Galicia), Portugal.
Galician Ogam Consaine Inscription at Prado da Rodela, Northeast Portugal (6 pp)
Barry Fell 12/1-p 13
Fell translates the Ogam in Mogadouro. He cites a letter from Pliny the Younger.
Study Human Origins? (5 pp) Raymond Dart
Dart's address to the Leakey Foundation on the fiftieth anniversary of his discovery of Australopithecus, 1974.
Petroglyphs of South Africa (5 pp) Credo
A Letter from a noted Zulu scholar and witchdoctor to Brenda Sullivan, Society member in South Africa.
Ancient Arabic Guide to Ogam on a Sacred Tablet from Zambia (3 pp) Barry Fell 12/1-p
It depicts a complete consonantal sign system of Ogam including the vowels and dipthongs, with certain Egyptian signs.
Ogam Phallus from Britain (1 p) Barry Fell
Fell's decipherment of an inscription from Britain (provenance given elsewhere by James Whittall).
Ogam Consaine Inscription from Kashiba, Nara Prefecture, Japan (6 pp) Masuhiro Yoneyama
A possible incantation inscription written in Old Japanese.
of Understanding (20 pp) Norman Totten
A highly condensed statement of epistemology, intended to be an appendix to Totten's planned book, Before History.
America – Developing a Valid Model (6 pp) Norman
A challenge to the model of radical isolation currently guiding much archaeological research.
Bronze Age Cult of Thunder Gods (6 pp)
Barry Fell 12/1-p 65
Ancient inscribed artifacts are deciphered by Fell. He identifies the scripts as pre-Italic perhaps Thraco-Illyrian or Phrygian in origin.
Was Not Semitic (2 pp) Linus Brunner 12/1-p
He defends Fell's view that Etruscan is an Indo-European language related to Hittite.
Extent of Nabataean Sea Power (3 pp) Robert
Lebling 12/1-p 73
The Nabataean Arabs had a greater maritime capability than is generally realized.
Fifteenth Century Recipe for Beer (9 pp) Donal
Buchanan 12/1-p 76
Translation of a marginal inscription found in the Book of Ballymote. Buchanan believes the language is either Scots Gaelic or a dialect of Irish close to that language.
Stone Masonry Tunnel and Underground Chamber in Central Ohio
(6 pp) Victor & Beverly Moseley
Discovered near Greer, Holmes Co., Ohio, it has many earmarks of Celtic engineering.
Ogam-inscribed Artifact from New York State (3 pp) James
L. & Robert G. Guthrie 12/1-p 91
A hand-molded, weather-hardened clay object found in Keuka Park, New York. Fell called it a fisherman's votive tablet carved with right to left in Ogam and translated the Celtic as: "I pray for a trout, O Mabo!"
Celtic Water Cult: Its Significance in British History (4 pp) Alban Wall 12/1-p 94
Special attention is given to a site in Holzhausen, Germany, dated to Celtic La Tène culture (c. -550 to -15 BC).
Augurs and Canada Geese (10 pp) Barry Fell
A site on Milk River, Alberta, Canada, has hundreds of Ogam and other inscriptions.
In Memoriam - Jay Stonebraker (1 p) Donal Buchanan 12/1-p 107
Announcement of the death of Jay Stonebraker, 27 Aug 1983, first President of what became the Mid-Atlantic Epigraphic Society.
Society’s Seal (1 p) Barry Fell 12/1-p 109
Its central feature is the Colorado swan-ship discovered in 1978 by a group led by Gloria Farley.
Ogam Consaine Inscription at Royalton, Vermont (7 pp) Elizabeth
Sincerbeaux, Warren Dexter, & Barry
Fell 12/1-p 110
An inscribed stone discovered Dec 1982. Fell reads the Ogam Consaine inscription using Old Irish.
The Ogam Coinage of the Gauls (1 p) Barry Fell 12/1-p 116
Shows a picture of a coin with an Ogam inscription, to be discussed in a forth-coming issue.
On the Cover
A graphic of the Seal of the Society is shown.
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