Thursday, April 01, 2010

Cup and Ring Marks and the Mathematics of Ancient Carvings

Mathematics of ancient carvings reveals lost language - life - 01 April 2010 - New Scientist:

Kate Ravilious writes about the use of computer analysis to analyze undeciphered scripts, a method which we support - as long as it is combined with traditional methods which must be used as a check and a balance on the results - since all such computer results involve human bias in their set-up, so that nothing is ever quite as clear as it seems. Ravilious also writes:
"[Rob] Lee and his colleagues are now keen to analyse other undeciphered ancient scripts, such as the 'cup and ring' marks from the northern UK and Bronze Age petroglyphs from Scandinavia."

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