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John Bennet is Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, UK, and has received his doctorate from Cambridge University.

Sources: afh, Boturini 19, 5, 20; b, Bodley 28b; de, Selden 6c, 1c; g, Mendoza 8r; i, Bodley 15c. 11.2 Codex Selden, a Mixtec res gestae history recording the life of Lady 6 Monkey. a, the accession of Philip II to the Spanish throne in 1557, Codex Aubin 50v; b, the deaths of the Spanish queen and the wife of the Viceroy in 1581, Codex Aubin 62v. 258 11.6 Pictorial catechism, recording the Fourteen Articles of the Faith and the Ten Commandments. 268 11.8 Representation of the quality or content of speech in preconquest and colonial manuscripts: a, oral expression involving corn; b, words probably about Lord 7 Flower; c, discussion of severed ears presented to the ruler of Culhuacan; d, the instructions to sever the ears; e, Lady 6 Monkey and Lady 9 Grass discuss war; f, Tezozomoc calls for war against Etla and requires the Acolhua to make cloaks for him; g, a long stream of sequent symbols representing the content of a speech act. The headline says, ‘The councilman shall keep book and khipu of accounts’. Pair of lions from the entrance to the lower North Gate of the fortifications of Karatepe, Turkey, bearing part of the Phoenician and the Hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions of Azatiwada (ca. Courtesy Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. He has also focused on the role of writing in Egyptian society and on high-cultural legitimations and concerns of elites. Typical Elamite cuneiform of the Achaemenid period: Persepolis Fortification Tablet 1794, with seal impression on edge. Unpublished versus published demotic material from Soknopaiou Nesos in the Fayyum: Documentary texts (as of August 2004). His principal publications are on Egyptian art, literature, and religion. On the Demise of Egyptian Writing: Working with a Problematic Source Basis Martin Andreas Stadler 157 8. A Tentative Scenario for the Disappearance of the Meroitic Script Claude Rilly 183 9. Larger symbols indicate greater numbers of attested documents. She is the recipient of Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle and was named Andrew W. Script Obsolescence in Ancient Italy: From Pre-Roman to Roman Writing Kathryn Lomas 109 6. The Fate of a Forgotten Indic Script Richard Salomon 139 vi • Contents 7. Crete and Thera/Santorini, showing sites producing Linear A documents. Solid squares indicate sites with only administrative documents; solid circles, those with only non-administrative documents; and solid triangles, those with examples of both. Formerly Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, she holds the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University.

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