Pictish Symbol Stones: religious imagery, heraldic arms or a language?
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
© 2010 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 159–163, December 2010
How to Cite
Lee, R., Jonathan, P. and Ziman, P. (2010), Pictish Symbol Stones: religious imagery, heraldic arms or a language?. Significance, 7: 159–163. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2010.00451.x
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
The Pictish Symbol Stones are a collection of finely carved stones dating from ca. 300 AD to 843 AD whose meaning has been lost in time. Despite attracting linguists and historians alike, as a collection they have been just too small to surrender their secrets. Now, however, Rob Lee, Philip Jonathan and Pauline Ziman have used a technique based on comparative entropy to unwrap some of the mystery of the stones.