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Volume 6/2


Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications
Table of Contents, Vol. 6/2, 1979

Paper No.

129      Etymology of The Minoan Language (5 pp) Linus Brunner 6/2-p 121
Brunner comments on Fell's decipherment of Minoan as an Indo- European language closely related to Hittite. He gives a comparative etymology of Minoan words derived by Fell's decipherments.

130      Minoan Decorative Motifs (2 pp) Gertrude B. Johnson 6/2-p 126
These motifs were collected and drawn (graphics shown) from various sources.

            Kolumbus nicht der Erste (1 p) Linus Brunner 6/2-p 128
A review of America BC for the German publication, Ostschweiz, 2 Apr 1978.  

131      Symbolic Field Patterns: Four American Examples (3 pp) Norman Totten 6/2-p 129
Totten discusses boundary markers, sun symbols and field patterns.

            12 Sites Suggested forWorld Heritage List (1 p) UNESCO 6/2-p 132
A UNESCO announcement of the selection of twelve cultural and natural sites in seven countries, setting them aside for preservation.

Petroglyphs Suggest Prehistoric Migrations (5 pp) Eleonora Novgodorova 6/2-p 133
Soviet & Mongol archaeologists find new and important evidence about the eastward movement of peoples.

Odyssey of the Irish: Blood Group and Craniometric Analysis (19 pp) Albert E. Casey & Eleanor L. Downey-Price 6/2-p 138
Reprinted from the Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, #1, 1978.

132      Madoc A Persistent Legend (9 pp) Tristan Jones 6/2-p 157
Examination of the case for early Welsh visits to the Americas, specifically, that of Madoc. Short Biographic material on the author is available.

            Letter from Dr Mohamed Jarary (1 p) 6/2-p 166
Announcement of the establishment of a Research Centre in Tripoli, Libya, under the auspices of El Fatah University. Asks for assistance in provision of materials for the Centre.

133      Elements of Maya Arithmetic with Particular Attention to the Calendar (14 pp) Charles C. Fulton 6/2-p 167
Originally published as #85 of Notes on Middle American Archaeology and Ethnology, 14 Nov. 1947.

134      Cockaponsett Carvings (8 pp) Frederick J. Pohl 6/2-p 181
Discusses carvings and cupule patterns found in the Cockaponsett area of Connecticut.

135      Center for the Ancients (3 pp) Gloria Farley 6/2-p 189
Discusses sites in Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma, all within a 50 mile radius. A boat graphic is shown.

136      The Cresson Shell (3 pp) Elizabeth Lockwood Coombs 6/2-p 192
An incised shell, bored for wearing, found in 1891, shows a picture of a mammoth (graphic shown).

137      Inscriptions and Other Features at Cockaponsett (5 pp) John Gallagher 6/2-p 195
Further discussion of carvings and cupules at Cockaponsett, Connecticut.

138      Two Southwestern Petroglyph Sites (9 pp) Don Rickey 6/2-p 200
One is at Hackberry Springs, Colorado, and the other at Waterflow, New Mexico (the latter was deciphered by Fell).

Report on A Rupestral Inscription from Waterflow, New Mexico (2 pp) Barry Fell 6/2-p 209
Fell gives his decipherment of the petroglyphic inscription mentioned in the previous paper. He reads the script as Libyan Tifinag and the language as a Moroccan dialect of Iberic.

On the Cover

A graceful tapered Minoan ceramic vessel, used for serving liquids at table. Having no base, such a vessel had to be held during the meal by a serving man. Related forms, some termed amphorettas, are being discovered on the seabed, and also depicted in petroglyphs, in North America.


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