The Cave Paintings, A Form Of Rock Art ( Keegan, 2014 )

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Through history, we have seen the use of communication and how it evolved from the early eras to this very modern day. The oldest known symbols created with the purpose of communication through time are the cave paintings, a form of rock art (Keegan, 2014). Then came the use of petroglyphs (carvings on rock surface), pictograms (symbols representing objects, concepts and activities), and ideograms (graphical symbols representing data). What followed is the cuneiform system, whose original form began in the late Neolithic period and is believed to have first been invented by the Sumerians. After some time, these forms of writing eventually evolved into pure alphabets, thus, completing the three broad categories of writing: logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic (or segmental).
Alhamdulillah, in today’s digital age, communication can easily be done in various formats. It has become so much easier even for people who are thousands of miles apart to bridge their ideas and transmit messages from one person or place to another. Because of the rapid advance in technology, communication is no longer confined to just talking, handwriting, or illustrating. People can easily talk to you over the phone to say hello, how are you. With the internet, it doesn’t take an hour or day to mail a friend or loved one. Most news and information are free and made available for everyone’s access online. Also, students are now able to learn and take classes through online universities from different…
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