Inquiring into the Origin of the Minoan Civilization via Information Systems Modelling in Humanities
The present study inquires the direct evidence about the origin of the Minoan civilization and about those settlers that initialized the relevant social process. This inquiry had been originally based on linguistic evidence, demonstrating that the Aegean scripts of Bronze Age consist of signs, which depicted objects and notions that their phonetic value corresponds to the Archaic Sumerian word for the equivalent object or notion. Occasionally, this equivalence is pictorial, as well, relevant to the pre-cuneiform Sumerian script. For a few years, direct and indirect evidence, other than linguistic, have been gathered, organized, studied and presented in a systemic manner, by using the Organizational Method for Analyzing Systems (OMAS-III). This conceptual tool is a typical one of Information Systems, being compatible to the comprehensive theoretical framework of Systems Inquiry. The presentation herein briefly summarizes the indirect aspects, previously published and augmented (socio-economic, anthropological, chronological, geographical and naval), and comments upon a plethora of direct cultural evidence that connect the Minoan civilization with the Archaic Sumerian one.
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