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Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts

July 2014 (118.3)

Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts

118.3

Reviewed Works

The Shape of Script: How and Why Writing Systems Change, edited by Stephen D. Houston (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series). Pp. xxiii + 317, figs. 54, tables 5. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-934691-42-7 (paper).

Agency in Ancient Writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt. Pp. xviii + 299, figs. 76, tables 7. University Press of Colorado, Boulder 2012. $75. ISBN 978-1-60732-199-6 (cloth).

Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts

By John G. Younger

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 118, No. 3 (July 2014), pp. 521–525

DOI: 10.3764/aja.118.3.0521

© 2014 Archaeological Institute of America

Articles


Cult, Continuity, and Social Memory: Mycenaean Eleusis and the Transition to the Early Iron Age
(pp. 401–427)
Includes Open Access Supplementary Content
Michael B. Cosmopoulos

Making the Lion Gate Relief at Mycenae: Tool Marks and Foreign Influence
(pp. 451–488)
Includes Open Access Supplementary Content
Nicholas G. Blackwell

Print Review Articles


Two Recent Books on Ancient Scripts
(pp. 521–525)
John G. Younger

Book Reviews


The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context
Open Access
Reviewed by Assaf Yasur-Landau

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology
Open Access
Reviewed by Garth Gilmour

Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery
Open Access
Reviewed by Raimon Graells i Fabregat

Empire, Authority, and Autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia
Open Access
Reviewed by Catherine M. Draycott

The Aphrodisias Regional Survey
Open Access
Reviewed by John F. Cherry

The Marble Reliefs from the Julio-Claudian Sebasteion
Open Access
Reviewed by Andrew Stewart

Le origini degli Etruschi: Storia, archeologia, antropologia
Open Access
Reviewed by Eóin O’Donoghue

Portraits of Children on Roman Funerary Monuments
Open Access
Reviewed by Sinclair Bell

Books Received