The epigraphic stela of Montoro (Córdoba, Spain): earliest monumental script in Iberia?


García Sanjuán, Leonardo, Diaz-Guardamino Uribe, Marta, Wheatley, David, Vita Barra, Juan-Pablo, Lozano Rodríguez, José Antonio, Rogerio-Candelera, Miguel Ángel, Justo Erbez, Ángel, Barber, Dominique, Strutt, Kristian and Casado Arize, Manuel (2016) The epigraphic stela of Montoro (Córdoba, Spain): earliest monumental script in Iberia? Antiquity

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A remarkable stela from Montoro, southern Spain is unique in its morphology, epigraphic traits, and landscape context. A programme of chemical characterisation, digital imaging, and geo-lithological and epigraphic analyses was conducted to determine its age and significance, and results integrated with data from archaeological investigations of the surrounding area. This multi-faceted approach allowed the stela to be interpreted within the context of early interactions between literate Mediterranean societies of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age and non-literate Iberian societies. A key outcome is a wider understanding of the complex patterns in the use and perception of early scripts

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spain, Montoro, Torre de Villaverde, stela, epigraphy
Organisations: Archaeology
ePrint ID: 408380
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15 August 2016Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 04:04
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 04:04
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408380

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