His current interests concern the nature of human intelligence.Recent works include Archaeology and Anthropology: A Changing Relationship (1999), Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction (2003), Archaeology and Colonialism (2004), Collecting Colonialism: Material Culture and Colonial Change in Papua New Guinea (with C. David Hawkins was until his retirement in 2005 Professor of Ancient Anatolian Languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His teaching was principally the Hittite and Akkadian languages, and his main research interest the Luwian language and its hieroglyphic script.
Chris Gosden is Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. David Brown (Freie Universität Berlin) currently teaches mathematics in a Berlin school, and looks after his three young children. The Phoenix of Phoinikēia: Alphabetic Reincarnation in Arabia M. Linear A inscribed stone offering table from cave sanctuary at Psychro (PS Za 2: Godart and Olivier 1982: 52–5). Mellon Professor at the US National Gallery of Art. His research interests include the archaeology of complex societies, writing and administrative systems (especially Linear B), and diachronic landscape archaeology. Linear B multiple-entry tablet from the Room of the Chariot Tablets deposit at Knossos (KN Ce 59), indicating ‘working’ male oxen at six places in central and western Crete. He has held positions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Oxford University, where he was Sinclair and Rachel Hood lecturer in Aegean Prehistory.
D57 2008 411.09—dc22 2008014610 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Linear B single-entry tablet from the Room of the Chariot Tablets deposit at Knossos (KN Sc 230), indicating combination of phonetic signs, numerals and logograms. His primary research was on Sumerian literature, in which he published Reading Sumerian Poetry (1998) while developing the major collaborative project, the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (