> and there are
> certainly some interesting similarities between Vinca glyphs and
> Aegean ones.
There are a lot of identical, corresponding glyphs if you compare it.

> I don't know if a "Hartmann" wrote a book called Die
> Universalgeschichte der Schrift. I know that Harald Haarmann did, and
> his discussion of Vinca is pp. 70-81.
Ooops, you're right of course. My bookshelf is several thousand kilometers
away, on another continent. Hartmann wrote a book on Japanese history - and
I was reading the two books at about the same time, so the authors' names
got mixed up in my mind ...

Berthold (from Tokyo)