Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory


Four Cypro-Minoan inscriptions from Maroni-Vournes

Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici 51 (2009) [2010]: 145-164.

Abstract (from the introduction)

The British School at Athens-University of Cincinnati excavations at Maroni-Vournes, on the eastern edge of the coastal plain of the Maroni river valley in south­east Cyprus, have yielded fragments of four clay vessels bearing signs that clearly belong to the Cypro-Minoan script of the Late Bronze Age. Since they bear more than two adjacent signs, they are defined as inscriptions and are published here ahead of the excavation report. Besides these, some 67 catalogued marks - single signs - on pottery (often added before firing) or stone, of Late Cypriot (LC) I-II date (c. 1650-1200 BC), have also been recorded and will be treated in a separate paper.

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