Mrs. Christine Matthews
(Chief Archivist) Archives Department
St. Michael 424-1270 425-5911 email@example.com
Barbados Government Information Service
The National Library Service of Barbados Collections
Hullo, I'm Hugh W born in 1936 and always on line.
Sorting of inscriptions.
After computerising the B-numbers, they were sorted according to the informations from the Liest�l Archive. Basis of the sorting was my assessment of the inscriptions. As a starting point, the inscriptions were divided into eight different groups with sub-groups. For example, the group no IV had originally five sub-groups: 1. Longer Old Norse inscription. 2. Other Old Norse inscription. 3. Only an Old Norse personal name. 4. Possible Old Norse inscription. 5. Uncertain Old Norse inscription. In the course of sorting, this net turned out to be far too fine-meshed. so the final sorting turned out as follows:
I.1 no identifiable runes
I.3. personal marks
II.1 rune-like characters
II.2 traces of runes
III one or two runes
IV.1. Old Norse inscription, including inscriptions with only one personal name
IV.2 possible Old Norse inscription
V cryptic runes
VI Latin inscription
VII.1 complete fu>ork inscription
VII.2 incomplete fu
VII.3 fu VIII inscription that doesn't fit into any of the groups"