As most researchers are aware, the task of reading and interpreting the handwriting and language of a bygone era is often quite challenging, and can sometimes be downright painful. There are those, however, who make it a regular practice, either for fun or as a career. In her article, "What is Paleography?
," Melissa Slate gives a basic overview of the "art" of paleography and some of its uses.
Labels: language and terminology, palaeography