Why paleography matters: a clue

OK, we’ve only had one guess and no correct answers yet on my Doorworks puzzle/contest from yesterday, proving that a) paleography is technically challenging and important and b) I’m cruel and heartless. So, a clue (which regular readers might have guessed already): All four of the ‘words’ are actually numerals.

Author: schrisomalis

Anthropologist, Wayne State University. Professional numbers guy. Rare Words:http://phrontistery.info. Blog: http://glossographia.com. Tweet @schrisomalis.

One thought on “Why paleography matters: a clue”

  1. I was thinking about the “words” today and I was drifting towards the idea that at least one was a number — all those slanty parallel lines looked like no word I’ve ever seen, and I took 2 years of paleography in grad school.

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