Training and practices in Linear B writing
A large number of Mycenaean Greek texts were discovered at an archaeological site of the Pylos palace in south-western Greece. The texts were written on clay tablets in Linear B, offering unique information of palatial economic and administrative activities and practices of a community of scribes. The EU-funded WRAP project will provide a new understanding of the Mycenaean texts and the environment in which scribes worked and were trained to use the Linear B writing system within the palatial administration. This interdisciplinary research at the British School at Athens will combine epigraphic and archaeological methods through detailed analysis of the palaeography and physical features of the original tablets to explain the processes and people involved in the writing of the clay tablets.