The Phaistos Disk: a solar calendar. Contribution to a decipherment
Mary Kilbourne Matossian Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 13:1 (2013): 253-264.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
The objective of this paper is to contribute to the decipherment of the Phaistos Disk. The present assumption is that the Disk was a solar calendar. The proposed method is usedto recreate the night sky over Crete in the year 1613 B.C., beginning on September 1, and to follow the astral phenomena for a year thereafter. In addition, the figures on the Disk are interpreted by what is known about Bronze Age Cretan culture, especially agriculture. The result was a set of plausible interpretations of most of the icons found on the Disk. The conclusion is that the Phaistos Disk Unknown Script was created primarily to serve as a guide to the timing of agricultural activities and religious rituals.