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Determination in the Anatolian Hieroglyphic Script: The Late 10th and Early 9th Centuries BC

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The Anatolian Hieroglyphic script is a mixed writing system which contains both phonetic and semantographic signs. The latter may be used in the function of logogram and/or determinative. The study of hieroglyphic signs used as determinatives contributes to our understanding of the writing system, its structures and development over time, as well as categories of mental organization. This article forms the second part of a diachronic study of the determinative system, and addresses the period from the late 10th to early 9th century BC.


This article is based on research undertaken within the research project ‘eikones – NCCR iconic criticism’ at the University of Basel, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. I would like to express my thanks to Craig Melchert and Ilya Yakubovich for comments on a draft version and for sharing relevant unpublished work; further thanks go to Joost Hazenbos for comments on the manuscript.


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Published Online: 2018-6-15
Published in Print: 2018-6-1

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