The Epigraphic Society
Epigraphic Society Occasional Publications
of Contents, Vol. 8/2, 1980
Tree Ogam: A Variant Form of the Linear Script (6 pp) Norman Totten 8/2-p 129
The author discusses the development of Ogam with special emphasis on Tree Ogam.
Oak Island - and After (2 pp) Barry Fell 8/2-p 136
A comparison of the famous Oak Island Inscription to the Tuareg Tifinag of Sheik Ohman.
Libyan Contributions to the Mediterranean Cultures (7 pp) Ali F. Kushaim
Libyan influence on Greek history, mythology, literature, etc.
Created Linear B Script? (3 pp) Linus
Brunner 8/2-p 145
Brunner agrees with Hooker that the syllabary is an "instrument for the rendering of Greek."
of Rune-like Akekanovo Inscription from Eastern Europe (4 pp) Victor
An inscription on a vase found in 1897 in Alekanovo, near Moscow -- read in Old Slavic.
from North Africa (5 pp) Barry Fell
Libyan sepulchral inscriptions, some bi-lingual with Latin, are deciphered by Fell.
Baal in Oklahoma (5 pp) Gloria Farley 8/2-p 157
The author identifies an Oklahoma petroglyph with renditions of Baal.
Elephant Disk (3 pp) Bubba Davis &
A description of the finding of the disk in May 1973 by Tom Hill Davis Sr. and his son Tom Hill (Bubba) Davis Jr.
Lusitanian memorials (3 pp) Barry Fell
Fell's reading of two sepulchral inscriptions from Portugal. [Note by Donal Buchanan: Fell's reading of these two inscriptions is faulty. He read them left to right. They read from right to left. He used Semitic. They are in a form of Celtic.]
Gungywamp complex (6 pp) David Pitt Barron
A description of a primitive "megalithic" complex in Connecticut.
Differential Craniometry Suggests European Pelasgians Founded Egyptian, Chinese-Japanese, and Carib-Andean Civilizations (11 pp) Albert E. Casey, Eleanor L. Downey-Prince, & Ursula Dietrich 8/2-p 175
21 mean cranial measurements and indices available on Cretans compared with 864 peoples worldwide.
consainne (1 p) Barry Fell
Petroglyphs on a cairn at Lough Crew, Ireland, are translated.
at Bimini (10 pp) Talbot S. Lindstrom p
The Scientific Exploration and Archeological Society (SEAS) conducts land and sea archaeological inquiries.
snakes of Southern Africa in Rock Art and Mythology (10 pp) Brenda
Animal-headed snakes and snakes with horns are pictured on rocks over a wide area of South Africa.
Logic of Linguistics (9 pp) Frank Parson 8/2-p
A society's linguistics decay in direct relation to a decay in the culture. Language is culturally dependent.
A Seal Ring Found in Huntingdon, Virginia (1 p) Patricia L. White 8/2-p 218
A ring made c. 1618-1620 by Accomack Indians was presented by King Debedeavon to Grace O'Neill of Virginia Colony.
How Much Did Columbus' Crewmen Know of America Before 1492? (1 p) Michael Scott 8/2-p 218
Columbus chose his crewmen because they already had knowledge of early voyages and existence of the Antilles.
Pseudo-Ogam (1 p) Robert C. Bell 8/2-p 218
Ogam-like natural markings on a pebble.
Sarmatian Petroglyphs (1 p) Anatole M. Kazanov 8/2-p 219
Symbols on a stone burial chamber at Kerch in the Crimea (Sarmatians: Indo-Europeans ancestral to Slavs).
in Poland (1 p)
Jerzy Cepik 8/2-p 220
The author has just published the first volume of his work on the history of man titled, Jak Czlowiek Nauczyt Sie Pisac. It deals with the evolution of alphabets and writing systems. A graphic of a Slavic Inscription from Novgorod is shown.
Micmac Manuscripts (1 p) George A. Webster 8/2-p 220
Informs that a new Micmac prayer book has come to light in New York state. Webster is in contact with the owner.
Act to Suppress Tohungas (1 p)
B. R. Patterson 8/2-p
Further comments on attempts to suppress Maori culture.
solstice at Warwick, New York (2 pp)
J. H. Bradner 8/2-p
The author reports on a possible megalithic calendar site.
Basque Membership in the Epigraphic Society (1 p) Barry Fell 8/2-p 222
Fell speaks of the activities of Basque member Augusto Aboitiz of Buenos Aires (which led to the involvement of Basque philologist Imanole Agire with the work of the Society) He mentions a recent work on ancient Basques by J. M. Barandiaran. Member Jo Arriza of Denver finds parallels between Basque vocabulary and several other languages including Sumerian, Polynesian, and Amerindian.
Science of Ancient Egypt - Presented by a Scientist for Scientists (1 p)
John Anthony West 8/2-p
An ad for Serpent in the Sky, the High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt by John Anthony West, Harper & Row, NY, New York.
Map Collection Acquires Major Gifts of East Asian Maps (1 p)
A gift from the Rübel Asiatic Research Collection includes maps drawn by Europeans compiled from information received from travelers and explorers knowledgeable of East Asia. as well as topographic maps provided by the US Defense Mapping Agency Library. The latter were made 1919-1948 by Chinese and Japanese.
Houghton Library Acquires Irish Manuscripts (1 p) Barry Fell 8/2-p 224
The Library has obtained an early Irish manuscript (a page from the Vetus Latina, an early Latin translation of the Bible which predates the Vulgate) as well as poems and letters by William Butler Yeats.
Carvings Installed in Maori Studies House (2 pp) Sidney M. Mead 8/2-p 225
Developments in Maori studies at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). The carvings on the Studies building are heavily symbolic. Photo of author, a Professor and Head of Maori Studies.
Artifact Found at Edisto Island (2 pp) Dail R. Worthem
A strange artifact of copper and meteoric iron has been found 20 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina (photo available).
Some Kentucky Inscriptions (5 pp) Vernon J. Calhoun 8/2-p 229
Reports on a site between the Beech and Rolling forks of the Salt river (the markings resemble the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania inscriptions). Illustrated by Annette E. Calhoun.
— Part I (7 pp) Charles C. Fulton
This begins a series on Archaeoastronomy.
A Grave inscription in Vowel-less Ogam from Lycia, Western Anatolia (2 pp) Bruce A. MacDonald 8/2-p 241
This alleged Ogam Consaine inscription is from an excavation at Karatas-Semayuk, in Lycia, contemporary with Early Bronze II-IIIA. Barry Fell adds a comment that in all probability the inscription should be assigned to Galatian Celts.
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