The Metcalf Stone
"While looking for stones to make a barbecue pit in 1966, Manfred Metcalf picked up a slab of sandstone about 230 mm square at Fort Benning, near his home in Chattahoochee County, Georgia (USA). It carries an inscribed text that Cyrus Gordon (1909-2001) . . . thought it might be an inventory, using a form of the Minoan Linear A script that was developing towards a true alphabetic script, the origin of the Classical Greek alphabet."
- Text and image from "The Metcalf Stone" (Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews)
Blog Posts and Articles
- "Mystery of the Metcalf Stone" (Ersjdamoo's Blog, 9/24/2012)
- "The Metcalf Stone" (Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, 8/17/2007)