Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

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Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:44 am

"The introduction of writing systems changed the world. It allowed humans to physically express thoughts and language, as well as record events for future generations to study. Although different writing systems developed independently in different areas of the world, many are tied together by common roots.

John Haywood of Princeton University chronicles the spread of writing systems in "The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance". "

http://www.techinsider.io/map-worlds-fi ... ad-2015-12
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NB: The animation is accompanied by a superfluous musical soundtrack which I personally found irritatingly distracting. You can happily turn it off.
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Re: Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Very good. Lot happened in that small part of the world. Be interested to know why some of those systems didn't spread and why more systems didn't develop.

WoZ writing it down
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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