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Words out of wood
Proposals for the decipherment of the Easter Island script M. de Laat

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A few wooden artifacts, densely decorated with enigmatic figures, are all that remains of what at one time was the writing system of Easter Island. Ever since its discovery to the rest of the world in the 19th century, this rongorongo has resisted all attempts at decipherment. It is the intention of this book to show that it constitutes nothing less than a fully developed script.

A few wooden artifacts, densely decorated with enigmatic figures, are all that remains of what at one time was the writing system of Easter Island. Ever since its discovery to the rest of the world in the 19th century, this rongorongo has resisted all attempts at decipherment.

It is the intention of this book to show that it constitutes nothing less than a fully developed script. And as such, its tiny glyphs stand alongside the great moai statues as a lasting monument of the inventiveness and artistry of the people of that remote Pacific island.

Subtitel

Proposals for the decipherment of the Easter Island script

Auteur(s)

M. de Laat

ISBN

9789059722835

Jaar

2009

Pagina's

292

Uitvoering

Paperback, sewn

Taal

EN