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What Is Decipherment?

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

What Is Decipherment?

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

The earliest writing systems are known to us only through the efforts of archaeological decipherment. But how can archaeologists be certain that the knowledge is accurate? Learn a bit of history on cryptography and the differences between decipherers and code-breakers as you examine the theory and methodology of decipherment, as well as the evidence it considers.

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