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Volume 8/1


Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications
Table of Contents, Vol. 8/1, 1980

Major Library Holdings of OPES [ESOP] Sets (3 pp) 8/1-p 5

A partial list of learned institutions and libraries receiving Society publications.

Celtic Scholars Comment on the Society's Work (1 p) Sanford Etheridge & Lou Menez 8/1-p 7

Prof. Etheridge, of the Department of Classical Languages of Tulane University and also Lou Menez, a Breton missionary who works with the Takhelne in the Northwest Territories, praise Fell's work.

The Society Adopts a Seal (1 p) Barry Fell 8/1-p 8

A description of the makeup and origin of the Society's seal.

The Ancient Zodiac from Inyo, California (6 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 9

Pictographs from U. of CA site Iny-272, originally investigated by Heizer and Baumhoff, are shown. Fell offers his decipherment and his identification of many of the markings as zodiacal in nature.

Translation of the Decalogue Tablet from Ohio (6 pp) Ernest Bloom & Jon Polansky 8/1-p 15

Translation and analysis of a controversial artifact showing similarities and differences with ancient Hebrew.

The Name Amon-Shishonq in Ptolemaic Use (3 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 21

The name occurs in a papyrus from Denderah dating to the Roman or Ptolemaic era. It is compared to an example from Texas mentioned in America BC.

Society's Members Join Totten Expedition (1 p) Norman Totten 8/1-p 24

Members are invited to join Totten, Vice President of the Society, in an archaeological tour of Egypt.

The Phaistos Hieroglyphs (2 pp) Linus Brunner 8/1-p 25

An attempt to isolate syllabic pronunciations in the Phaistos inscription.

The Dilmun Civilization--Its Seals and Sun-God Symbols (9 pp) Ali-Akbar H. Bushiri  8/1-p 27

A discussion of Bahrain as the location of the ancient land of Dilmun.

Vermont History (8 pp) Harvey G. Laudin 8/1-p 36

A response to Giovanna Neudorfer's article in "Vermont History."

Thirty-Two Cypro-Minoan Signatures to the British Treaty with the Abenaki   People, Signed July 25th 1727 (6 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 44

The author shows that Indian signatures bear similarities to Cypro-Minoan Linear C.

Noah at Nineveh – A Koranic Chant of the Pima Tribe (7 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 50

Fell translates a Pima chant using Arabic and shows that the languages derive from similar roots.

The Islamic Inscriptions of America (20 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 57

Fell suggests that Arabic occurs among many inscriptions found in western America.

Cypro-Minoan Syllabaries of America (6 pp) Barry Fell 8/1-p 77

Fell shows that Cypro-Minoan inscriptions are widely distributed in American archeological contexts.

Origins of Germanic scripts (10 pp) L. Lyle Underwood 8/1-p 83

Comparative work linking the origin of Runic alphabets to Mycenaean Linear B.

Potsherds from Wisconsin – Their Designs and Some Comparisons (16 pp) Gertrude B. Johnson 8/1-p 93

Johnson compares sherds from Wisconsin with sherds from Amoskeag, New Hampshire, and Alabama Sites.

The Archaeology of Tremeauleau County, Wisconsin (16 pp) David Radloff 8/1-p 109

A description of the land of the Natchez tribe who appear to have used a Libyan script.

Message from a Norse Trader (1 p) Barry Fell 8/1-p 124

An inscription is communicated by a reader who found it on her property in Pelham, New Hampshire.

On the Cover

The Colorado “Swanship” of Osunoba on the Society’s Seal. This petroglyph was discovered in 1978 by a group led by Gloria Farley. The Latin legend that circles the seal reads Ex Epigraphia Historia = “Out of Epigraphy comes forth History.”


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