The Nuragic Civilization

Mar 2012
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The indecipherable Nuragic pin belonging to a nuragic pit tomb from Antas (10th-9th century bc) has now been classified with certainty as cipro-minoic or either cipro-syllabic by Massimo Perna, professor of Minoan and Mycenaean antiquities at the university of Naples

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One website reported that in addition to Phoenician and Cypriot, there has been at least one inscription which might imply an independent Nuragic script. I am no expert and have no idea if this is true. Maybe you can say a few words on it.


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sparky

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Jan 2017
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This is totally inconclusive , trading civilizations are great borrowers of weights , numbers and alphabets
down the ages
by this thread account , the Nuragic traders roamed far and wide ,
they would have taken whatever made sense and was fit for their purpose
an inscription on a shard of potsherd might just as well have been carried from the other end of the sea
recycling vessels was widely practiced
 
Aug 2018
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Italy
This is totally inconclusive , trading civilizations are great borrowers of weights , numbers and alphabets
down the ages
by this thread account , the Nuragic traders roamed far and wide ,
they would have taken whatever made sense and was fit for their purpose
an inscription on a shard of potsherd might just as well have been carried from the other end of the sea
recycling vessels was widely practiced
In the specific case of the Teti inscription, which cachibatches has posted * a thermoluminescence dating analysis has been carried out on the terracotta object (perhaps a terracotta boat), which concluded that the inscrption was made before the object was fired around the 9th-8th century bc, and it was made of local clay so it's not an imported object

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One website reported that in addition to Phoenician and Cypriot, there has been at least one inscription which might imply an independent Nuragic script. I am no expert and have no idea if this is true. Maybe you can say a few words on it.


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sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
3,610
Sydney
the clay and dating seems conclusive , so no problem there
was it a fully developed script or some conventional symbolic representation , ( ownership , purpose )
discussion about ancient extinct writings can take centuries by specialists , even when they have heaps of texts

In the case of Nuragic culture the scarcity of objects make the discussion difficult
as always in archeology , more diggings in rubbish pits is needful
 

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