Linear B Tablet (image) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption The Mycenaeans, a Bronze Age civilization that conquered the Minoans, used a written language called Linear B (shown inscribed on tablet), that was an early form of Greek. Credit Photo by Zde is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Usage Restrictions Must use credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.