Evans, Arthur J.
Scripta minoa: the written documents of minoan Crete with special reference to the archives of Knossos (Band 1): The hieroglyphic and primitive linear classes — Oxford, 1909

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ANALYTICAL INDEX

PART I

THE PRE-PHOENICIAN SCRIPTS OF CRETE. THEIR MEDITERRANEAN
RELATIONS AND PLACE IN MINOAN STORY

§ i. Antiquity and European Diffusion of the

Pictographs and Linear Signs:
Evidence of writing absent from Schliemann's

discoveries....... i

Signs on vase handles found by Tsuntas . . i

Negative conclusion of Perrot .... 2

Contrary presumptions..... 3

Universality of early picture-writing . . 3

Linearized signs already in Reindeer Period . 3

Survivals of pictography in far North . . 4

In Scandinavia....... 5

The Iberic Peninsula and N.Africa. . 5

Maritime Alps, &c....... 6

Extension to Danube Valley .... 6

Thrace and Asia Minor..... 6

Dacian and Trojan signs..... 6

Such signs linear ideographs, not syllables or

letters........ 7

Early Chaldaean picture-writing ... 7

Pictorial survivals in Hittite script ... 7
Advance shown by cuneiform and hieroglyphic

writing........ 7

Had Hittite system offshoots beyond Aegean ? 8

§ 2. Discovery of the Successive Types of

Minoan Writing:
Characters like Hittite on seal acquired in

Greece........ 8

Reasons for regarding these as indigenous . 9

Further examples from Crete .... 9
Existence of hieroglyphic system ascertained

in Crete........ 9

The author's explorations in the island in 1894 10
Result in discovery of linear as well as hiero-
glyphic script....... ro

' Milk-stones'....... 10

Further explorations, 1895, &c. . . .11

Primitive linear ideography in Crete . . 11
Inscribed whorl from deposit of H agios Onu-

phrios........ 12

'Early Minoan'ossuaries .... 12

Primitive pictographic bead-seals ... 12

Hieroglyphic'signets'..... 12

Early graffiti on vases in advanced Linear Script 12
Discovery of inscribed Libation Table in

Dictaean Cave Sanctuary . . . . 13

The Minoan Nature-Goddess and Infant Son . 13

Sacred stone or BAITYAOS of the cult . . 13
Table found in sacrificial stratum: originally

placed on BAITYAOS..... 13

Triple receptacle for libations .... 14
Inscription on Table in advanced linear

characters r of Class A..... 15

Probably a dedication ..... 16
Destruction of antiquities during massacre at

Candia in 189S...... 16

The exploration of Knossos facilitated by the

new regime in Crete..... 16

Preliminary indications . . ... .16

The hill of Kephala: signs on ancient blocks . 16

Enigmatic fragment...... 17

Excavation at Knossos..... 17

The Palace of Minos..... 17

Discovery of inscribed tablets .... 17
Evidences of successive types of script in

Knossian archives..... 18

Antiquity and duration of Art of Writing at

Knossos ....... 18

§ 3. The Hieroglyphic Archives of Knossos:

Early ' Middle Minoan ' Palace at Knossos . 19

Evidences in it of hieroglyphic writing . - 19

Seal-impressions illustrating its earliest type (A) 19
Important deposit of clay archives in West
Wing, in more advanced hieroglyphic style

(type B) ....... 19

Chronological indications..... J9

Earliest period of West Wing mainly ' Middle

Minoan III'....... r9

Hieroglyphic deposit belongs to this period . 20
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