New Archaeological Discoveries
What do you call a name? The answer to this question would be something like salmon-monster high or elt fish-flower-for Piktler, a Celtic-speaking people who lived in present-day Scotland. These interesting combinations of words are only two of the 30 mysterious symbols that this farmer society has lived in between the 3rd and 10th centuries.
These symbols, which have not been deciphered yet, have been waging the minds of researchers for centuries. The news is that archaeologists are one step closer to learning when the earliest symbols came into being.
Since most of the pictogram symbols are scratched on the rock, these symbols cannot be dated by traditional methods based on measuring the rate of decay in organic matter. For this reason, archaeologists, in this part of the world, are engraved on the idea that such symbols, engraved on amorphous rocks, are generally dated to about the 5th century AD without any certainty. However, it is not accepted that this very coincidental blood is as accurate as direct dating.
The symbols were discovered by a group of children at the beginning of the 19th century on a wall belonging to Dunnicaer, a Pikt city on the east coast of Scotland. During the recent archaeological excavations in the area, officials also found traces of organic matter, including several preserved splinter woods and a piece of coal found in the ancient furnace.
The radiocarbon dating made by scientists to organic matter found in a region of the interior and the interior of the wood, these substances were determined to be between 200 and 300 AD. The date of the discovery of the ox-bone and bone needle, which was discovered in a Pikt city on the Orkney Islands, dates back to 400 AD. Considering all this, the findings indicate that the symbols of Pikt date to the early 3rd century.
This means that the symbols are backed almost 200 years earlier than previously thought. This new timeframe is in line with the spread of the Roman writing system in the region. This situation shows that Pikt writing may have inspired the enemies. According to the authors of the study, even though Piktler did not adopt the Roman alphabet, the idea of using symbols to indicate important places and names could be placed on their heads. Considering that the names of important cities and administrators are excavated in some of the rock monuments, this claim is meaningful.