Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

A Note from the Editors

Academic journal article Comparative Civilizations Review

A Note from the Editors

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In Fall, 2004, this journal published the first of a series of papers that made the claim that Palaeolithic art is more than art - it is writing, and it was at that time understandable by people living everywhere on earth. It has proven difficult for our peer reviewers - in this case anthropologists and archaeologists - to deal with material this startling.

When we were first approached by Don Burgy, the author of this material, he brought the documents to an editorial board meeting and we debated for hours what to do with it. After he led us through "reading" the materials for ourselves, and after visiting the archaeology museum in Fairbanks, Alaska, where we were shown very old Inuit carvings with similar "writing" on them (which we could read), we decided to print his paper, and three others after that, including the one in this issue.

Our Editor's notes from the first printing continue to apply:

Writing is as old as art. This may appear to be an astonishing claim to those who have been admiring Palaeolithic art for the past century as simple art, but who have not been able to read what may well be the writing system intrinsic in the art itself.

The author has been visiting Palaeolithic sites for decades. …

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