Definition: Deciphering and interpreting ancient inscriptions
carved on stone, clay, metal or other hard surfaces, it is a primary method that archaeologists use to understand the past. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"
Art Word of the Day
Every day I make an attempt to add a little bit more art knowledge to the Internet, one word at a time. Realizing there aren’t many comprehensive and complete online art dictionaries, I set out on a mission to compile my own.
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