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The Origins of Written Language

Posted in Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by Brit Cruise

In order to understand the origin of an alphabet we must first forget everything we know.

What would happen if we traveled back 50,000 years to meet our ancestors? How would we communicate with them?

This video reintroduces us to cave art, pictograms, ideograms and the rebus principle: