I've wanted to make some Linear B biscuits in the manner of cuneiform cookies for quite a while now, and finally got around to it this weekend. I'm not the first to do this, and I took my lead from Philip Boyes (see his posts here and here), using Dutch speculaas as a base rather than gingerbread (using, as he … Continue reading Linear B(iscuits): Sheep and Pigs and Chariots, Oh My!
This Easter morning, as is my wont, I stumbled blearily down the stairs in search of a cup of coffee. However, when I reached the base of the stairs, I was surprised to see what appeared to be a basket sitting on the dining table; upon closer examination, my initial impression was vindicated: it was a … Continue reading A Linear B Inscribed Egg (WN Eg 1)
The first post here was about the dissemination of bad information through the internet; this one takes the opposite tack, providing a collection of links to good, online resources for studying Linear B. This post will be as exhaustive as I can make it, but please do let me know if I've missed anything. While … Continue reading Online Resources for the Study of Linear B
It has become so cliché as to seem barely worth mentioning that the internet has been both good and bad for the spread of knowledge. So much is especially true of the Aegean Bronze Age, between new-age appropriations of the Minoans as the first iteration of the flower power movement and the siren's song of undeciphered scripts … Continue reading On The Dangers of Bad Linear B Scholarship