Mycenaean Tablet Found at Iklaina

A Mycenaean tablet with writing has been found at an archaeological site in Iklaina on the Peloponnesian Peninsula. The tablet has been dated to between 1450 and 1350 B.C., which would make it the oldest known writing found in Europe. The tablet contains Linear B and seems to record financial information. The tablet survives because the clay was baked in a garbage bin fire.
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  1. W.Yart — June 11, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    About this WRONG tablet’s translation (list of personnels) read the NOUVELLE INTERPRÉTATION DES TABLETTES MYCÉNIENNES

    http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/37/45/55/PDF/MYCENIEN_TRADUCTION_DE_TROIS_TABLETTES_DE_LA_SERIE_TA_DE_PYLOS.pdf

    And about the countable and pictographic prejudice in Linear B writing system:

    http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/32/03/03/PDF/Le_Lineaire_B_prejuge_comptable_et_pictographique_d_un_systeme_logographique.phonologique_et_polysemique.pdf

    More academics articles in Linear B and translations more coherent with anthropology science and archeology evidence in: http://mycenien.info/ (in FRENCH)

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