Going through the files under alphabets here, I found several matches in various old alphabets, mostly in the Barry Fell file with Numidian, and Tifanagh for the block characters. Most give the impression of being derived from old West Semitic scripts with the exception of the Greek sigma, which is later repeated in reverse similar to the aforementioned scripts. There are also several matches in one of Bernardo Biados' Bolivian files especially in the one comparing scripts from Ancient Northern India (which would be consistent some of the West Semitic scripts such as Akkadian and Phoenician). Not surprisingly, there is also a high correspondence in Chris Patenaude's file on Kaballah tradition star notation. Unfortunately, when I went back to double check some characters Yahoo informed me that the documents I had just viewed are not accessible, nor are some of my own photos in the files and practically nothing in the rest. Yahoo is fantastically screwed up and I loathe them more each day as they spy, data mine and release information to every spammer in the known universe. But enough of that.
Can you give us some general background information on this stone(s) with regard to broad geographical location, context, and circumstances of discovery? Also, I would like to know if you have accentuated the inscription with chalk or some other media in order to make the inscription more visible to the camera. What is the composition of the stone itself?
The inscription does not have any visible patination giving the impression that it is not precolumbian. I have seen inscriptions in Greek characters in a sandstone cliff on Choctaw Creek done by fraternity/sorority members from the 1940's that have much more patination but the exposure and other circumstances of your stone may be quite different. In conclusion I would suggest that you compare your stone to early West Semitic scripts, Egyptian Hieratic and Demotic and even Greek.
--- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com, "dixiedwayne" <dixiedwayne@...> wrote:
> I would like to see if anyone can read the inscriptions on the engraved stone I downloaded to photo's. Any help would be appreciated.