|The Global Prehistory Consortium at EURO INNOVANET|
THE SCRIPT ORGANIZES THE WRITTEN SIGNS IN AN ORDERLY MANNER AND IN SPECIFIC PLACES WITH IN A LOGICALLY COHERENT SYSTEM, SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR READABILITY. FOR SOME AUTHORS, THIS ORDER HAS A LINEAR CHARACTER.
intriguing are some inscriptions on the spindle whorls used in weaving.
The oldest date back seven thousand years. They are long, complex writings
that follow the circular movement of the tool. Weaving is generally
closely linked to myths and religious rites and the act of spinning
is full of allegorical and sacred force. It is thus difficult to esplain
these inscriptions with their practical use. Whorls are among the most
significant votive offerings found in cult centres and burial grounds.
is the appearance of the Balkan-Danube inscriptions? They have the most
varied patterns, in horizontal, vertical or circular rows. However this
variety is not prompted by an individual or random disposition, but
has an order: there is a specific sequence in the signs. In the majority
of cases, the writing had a linear organization, a feature it shares
with other pre-classic writings (Minoan Linear A, Cypriot-Minoan and