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There can be no case of "Stone Age writing" here. The artifacts clearly date to various epochs, and even if some of the artifacts are Neolithic, the presence of Iron Age, Medieval and even Modern bones shows that the objects, if genuine, must have been interred at a time when they were already ancient. The possibility that the tablets contain Gaulish inscriptions is sensational enough, and of great importance for Celtic studies, comparable to the Lepontic inscriptions. But Gerard's analysis dates to 2005, and we'll have to wait for how it is received by experts. dab () 10:50, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

In the fourth para under Discovery and Excavation "After 1942, a new law outlawed private excavations, and the site remained untouched until the Ministry of Culture re-opened excavations in 1938." These dates don't make sense, 1938 does not follow 1942. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.161.59.242 (talk) 23:47, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

The french article states '1983'... 1938 looks like a typo to me. Fmlo 87.61.139.55 (talk) 20:42, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
The linked obituary from The Daily Telegraph states:
Attempts to settle the Glozel controversy with the aid of modern science, carbon dating and thermoluminescence have convinced the mainstream of archaeological opinion that the finds, which do not conform with anything found elsewhere, should not be taken seriously.
That's curious because the article says something completely different, namely that the finds have been established as genuinely ancient with the help of modern dating methods, even if the interpretation of the finds is not at all clear. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 14:53, 10 July 2012 (UTC)


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See the current Glozel Sign List at Sue Sullivan's Facebook page; you may have to do a search on it to find it. Glozel script is read from left to right. It encodes a Celtic language that can be understand by searching for the words in University of Wales' proto-Celtic lexicon. Most of the texts appear to be grave markers. The site of Glozel was most likely an Iron Age Gaulish cemetery. 76.191.150.36 (talk) 21:27, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Non-English chapter[edit]

I removed this chapter from the article; maybe somebody can translate it:

Nel 2007 il prof.Gigi Sanna, docente di Storia della Chiesa presso l'Istituto di Scienze Religiose di Oristano (Sardegna), dopo aver preso direttamente visione degli oggetti di Glozel, ha formulato l'ipotesi (temporaneamente sostenuta e poi abbandonata da M. Butavand)che i documenti di Glozel riportino l'alfabeto e la lingua oracolare del Santuario di Pito in Grecia. Un alfabeto ambiguo od 'obliquo' (composto prevalentemente da vocali) organico al culto del Lossia, dio androgino, dio della 'rete' e cacciatore del 'lupo', salvatore e soccorritore, invocato con l'appellativo di IHEIOS ed HIOS. I documenti in ceramica, in osso e in pietra, teste Erodoto (Historiae I, 163)sarebbero giunti in Francia con gli 'ANATHEMATA' o oggetti votivi che i Focesi in seguito all'invasione persiana della città (545 a.C.) portarono con sè, prima ad Aleria e a Marsiglia, e quindi attraverso il Rodano e la Loira a Glozel. Il documento più interessante di quelli rinvenuti in Glozel è la tav. D56 (CDI del Morlet, pl. XLIV, p.69) in quanto riporta l'oracolo del Lossia che annuncia ad una certa popolazione che nè i Piti nè le altre città dell'Anfizionia, 'potrebbero accorrere in tempo, nè potrebbero salvarli'. Forse il responso dell'oracolo, dato l'alfabeto greco estremamente arcaico, si riferisce alla invasione imminente delle popolazioni doriche nel continente greco.

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the reference is

Gigi Sanna, Da Tzricotu (Sardegna) a Delfi (Grecia) percorrendo Glozel (Francia). I segni del Lossia Cacciatore. Le lettere ambigue di Apollo e l'alfabeto protogreco di Pito.; S'Alvure ed. Oristano 2007.

apparently some eccentric "decipherment". Not sure whether it's worth mentioning. I seriously have never heard of a deity "Lossia the hunter". Herodotus I.163 mentions nothing of the kind. --dab (𒁳) 20:06, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Just one glance here : [1]--93.45.65.59 (talk) 17:10, 6 April 2013 (UTC)