Journal article

The Phaistos Disk: A New Way of Viewing the Language Behind the Script

Brent Davis

OXFORD JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

This paper outlines a new linguistics-based method of investigating the languages behind the undeciphered members of the Bronze Age Aegean family of syllabic scripts. Using this new method to compare the pictographic script on the Phaistos Disk against Linear A, the main script of the Minoans, reveals a statistically significant similarity in the behaviour of the homomorphs in the two scripts, strongly suggesting that both scripts encode the same language.