MINOAN METALLURGY THROUGH LINEAR A DOCUMENTS
There is a conformity between the metal on wich several scripts are incised and the metallic vocbulary comprised in tth text (bronze, silver). We may identify two main channels of transformation copper + tin = copper through linear A tablets. The change in metallurgy, from arsenical copper and low tin bronze, towards high tin bronze, corresponds to the lexical change.
(The paper about this topic will be published in spring, 2005, by the University of Crete.)
Hubert LA MARLE - Rethymnon, Nov., 2004
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