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Stones that Speak

Author(s): Robert D. Morritt

Book Description

As a child I would often wonder when I saw an illustration of a stone tablet, and ask myself: What did the inscription mean? How did these people sound when they talked? What would that piece of clay say if it could speak!

The enigma of the Phaistos Disc is revisited here in the light of new findings. From the various interpretations of the origin of the symbols depicted on the disc.

Kober, Ventris, Chadwick and Bennett, the cryptologists are remembered for paving the way for us to understand the language and culture of early societies.

Archaeological excavations, archaic languages and Myths are explored, together with theories of archaic Cretan relations as far away as the Black Sea. If this book enthuses just one person to forge ahead to uncover new information to allow “The Stones to Speak,” then I will be satisfied.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2162-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2162-4
Date of Publication: 01/07/2010
Pages / Size: 420 / A5
Price: £49.99


Robert Morritt is a historian, musicologist and author. As a younger student he wrote for a local newspaper on archaeological excavations at an Iron Age settlement near Penarth in Wales (situated at Michaelston-le-Pit, near Dinas Powys). He studied prehistory and early agriculture at the University of Manchester.

Robert Morritt is author of the serialized (in the USA) article “Carson J. Robison,” New Amberola Graphic, 1979 (serialized 1979–1984) and of numerous discographies (cited in the Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 2004).

His books include The Quest: John Morritt, His Travels to Troy, 1794–1796. Forthcoming are Rockin’ in the Desert (Summer/Fall 2010) and Carson J. Robison: Biography and Discography.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7973-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7973-8
Date of Publication: 01/06/2017
Pages / Size: 409 / A5
Price: £34.99