Researchers Uncover 30,000-Year-Old Written Language

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The Globe and Mail reports on the discovery of what might be the earliest written language, comprised of lines and geometric shapes:

A graphic code uncovered by researchers at the University of Victoria suggests that written communication may have started 30,000 years ago.

Compiling the cave signs of nearly 150 sites across Ice Age France, researchers found striking similarities that suggest human beings may have used a graphic language made up of simple lines and geometric shapes to communicate shortly after the first African civilizations arrived in Europe…suggesting that the “creative explosion” occurred tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

26 signs illustrated in a consistent style were found across the sites using images from a digital archive. While the illustrations may be rudimentary – composed of circles, straight lines and triangles – she said they suggest the seeds of a prehistoric mode of communication.

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  • CHRIS.

    HI
    I Know about the word that was before god, I have been researching it since December 2008 and it is older than god, I know it sounds far fetched but i have all the proof, Because of the importance of this language i can only reveal it to a christian expert in linguistics in the wrong hands it could and probably would cause problems for religions all over the world.
    If there is any christian linguistic experts that would like to know more about it please contact me.
    Chris

  • CHRIS.

    HI
    I Know about the word that was before god, I have been researching it since December 2008 and it is older than god, I know it sounds far fetched but i have all the proof, Because of the importance of this language i can only reveal it to a christian expert in linguistics in the wrong hands it could and probably would cause problems for religions all over the world.
    If there is any christian linguistic experts that would like to know more about it please contact me.
    Chris

  • Dan Mac

    Like so many other technologies–literacy seems to have come and gone in different places for many thousands of years.

  • Dan Mac

    Like so many other technologies–literacy seems to have come and gone in different places for many thousands of years.

  • Dan Mac

    Like so many other technologies–literacy seems to have come and gone in different places for many thousands of years.

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