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inscription

noun autograph, caption, dedication, engraving, entry, index, inscriptio, legend, mark, record, superscription, titulus, written matter
Associated concepts: inscribed securities, registration of a deed
See also: caption, dedication, designation, entry, marginalia, notation, phrase, record, title

INSCRIPTION, civil law. An engagement which a person, who makes a solemn accusation of a crime against another, enters into, that he will suffer the same punishment, if he has accused, the other falsely, which would have been inflicted upon him had he been guilty. Code, 9, 1, 10; Id. 9, 2, 16 and 17.

INSCRIPTION, evidence. Something written or engraved.
     2. Inscriptions upon tombstones and other proper places, as rings, and the like, are held to be evidence of pedigree. Bull. N. P. 233 Cowp. 591; 10 East, R. 120 13 Ves. 145 Vin. Ab. Ev. T. b. 87: 3 Stark. Ev. 116.

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By the time DVV started the epigraphy project he was already an established name in Nepali historiography as well as in epigraphic studies.
It brings together practitioners from a diverse range of specialisms within classics: epigraphy and papyrology, literary and linguistic study, archaeology, numismatics.
But nothing in the literature or epigraphy points toward the likelihood of their having sufficient clout to independently attract donors and establish separate cultic centers in the earliest period.
Conservation and Preservation of Monuments; Exploration & Excavation; Antiquity and Museum; Epigraphy and Role and Restructuring of ASI.
Angelos Chaniotis is one of the most distinguished experts in Hellenistic history and epigraphy, and it is clearly this twofold expertise that makes for a book that, while well in line with the series's defined goals, is highly innovative and individualistic at the time.
The careful collation of art and epigraphy demonstrates once again the value of material evidence and interdisciplinary modes of study in reconstructing religious history.
As author of more than a dozen books on Mesoamerican archaeology, anthropology, and epigraphy, Coe has documented the revolutionary discoveries of his time and whetted the appetites of specialists and amateurs alike with definitive, highly readable texts like The Jaguar's Children (1965), The Maya (1966), and America's First Civilization: Discovering the Olmec (1968).
He was fortunate to be working in Egypt during the years when excavation and other forms of field work, especially epigraphy, the study of inscriptions, was developing beyond the amateurism and informal buccaneering of earlier times.
The organization has trained archaeologists, conservators, epigraphists, horticulturists, architects and scientists for conducting archaeological research conservation and day-to-day maintenance, development and other related activities through its Circles, Excavation Branches, Prehistory Branch, Epigraphy Branches, Science Branch, Horticulture Branch, Building Survey Project, Temple Survey Projects and Underwater Archaeology Wing.
Schmitz, professor at Eastern Michigan University, is mainly known from his publications concerning Phoenician and Punic epigraphy and linguistics.
Before that also some work of cleaning and chemical preservation was attended by the Science Branch of ASI and estampages of inscriptions were taken by Epigraphy Branch, Mysore, for their decipherment.
The chief strength of this book is the multiple different lines of evidence--zooarchaeology, soil chemistry, ceramic analysis, epigraphy, micromorphology, settlement patterns, archaeobotany--that contribute to these conclusions.