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Friday, September 08, 2006

The New Invention of Writing

I've been studying the invention of writing:

Ran into this interesting tidbit:

"During the first half of the 19th century, native cultures without writing came into contact with European colonists that did have writing. Native individuals of genius saw that writing gave the white man great power and therefore invented writing systems for their own people. Rather than copying the white man's writing systems, they used imagery from their own traditions to accomplish this. This remarkable development took place in at least two areas on two continents, North America and west Africa. "

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