Rongorongo Script: Carving Techniques and Scribal Corrections

  title={Rongorongo Script: Carving Techniques and Scribal Corrections},
  author={P. Horley},
  • P. Horley
  • Published 2009
  • Art
  • Studies of three original rongorongo tablets (Tahua, Aruku Kurenga and Mamari) revealed clear traces of two-stage carving (pre-incising with an obsidian flake and contour enhancement with a shark tooth). Most probably, the texts were written in short fragments with shark-tooth engraving applied before passing to the next fragment. Additional multiple engraving sessions might been performed for finished inscription, aiming to enhance glyph contours. Despite laborious and time-consuming writing… CONTINUE READING
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