The writing system used on the Island of Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age is known by the neologism, Cypro-Minoan. Dr Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, joins the show to explain what’s known about it.
Dr Steele is also Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS for short).
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- Dr Steele is author of Writing and Society in Ancient Cyprus (Cambridge University Press, 2018), co-editor of The Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Practices (Oxbow Books, 2021), and author of A Linguistic History of Ancient Cyprus: The Non-Greek Languages, and their Relations with Greek, c.1600–300 BC (Cambridge University Press, 2013)