While such an origin would hardly be surprising, the methodology by which De Vos draws her conclusion--focusing in on the unknown geographic location of the source of a manuscript tradition by identifying the preponderance of shared paleographic
features appearing in various archives of known provenience--is necessarily fraught with uncertainty.
The author utilizes a broad array of sources: philosophical and literary writings, ritual manuals and dynastic histories, paleographic
materials, and insights from archeological excavations.
comparisons, she demonstrates the likelihood that these deposits predate the structure and provide the earliest evidence of Buddhist practice in East Java.
From the paleographic
point of view these relics of mainly marine sediments (near Jihlava, Moravske Budejovice and Znojmo, near Ceska Trebova and Lanskroun, within the Boskovice Furrow, in the Odra Hills and in the Nizky Jesenik Mts.
Even with the help of the relatively few paleographic
guides that are not concerned solely with medieval Latin texts, one has to sit and stare for long periods at the work of each scribe until a word or two emerge and then slowly build on that.
These initiatives will be made easier with the new online research tools which the project will be making available including a comprehensive dictionary for the language of the scrolls and a paleographic
writing analyzer, as well as a database of similar texts found in Second Temple era literature.
Gimli's only contribution is to identify the hand that wrote the Elvish characters, and he bases this deduction on his personal knowledge of his kinsman Ori, not on his paleographic
The transcription follows standard paleographic
practice in regularizing the use of "u" and "v," which were interchangeable in early modern documents.
The extreme antiquity of Caves 9 and 10 is not disputed, though their exact dates remain elusive: from the paleographic
evidence they can be securely dated to between the 2nd century BCE and the 1st century ce, although most scholars--notably Vidya Dehejia and Walter Spink--believe that 90-70 BCE is the most likely period of con struction.
Kirkpatrick's speculative approach is contrasted by the reactionary trend of transparency in paleographic
work that was championed by younger Ives scholars including Peter Burkholder, James Sinclair and Henry Cowell.
This project is an interdisciplinary application of paleographic
expertise that has not been attempted before.
44) This latter method does not operate by attention-getting public declarations nor by newspaper articles but in the calm of deep scientific research supported by a broad range of auxiliary methods: linguistic, paleographic
, epigraphic, and so forth.