Ancient Communication Technology: From Hieroglyphics to Scrolls

Ancient Communication Technology: From Hieroglyphics to Scrolls

by Michael Woods, Mary B. Woods
     
 

Did you know . . . People first used road signs more than 2,000 years ago? Ancient Rome had its own postal service? Egyptian writers used flakes of limestone for scrap paper?

Pens, storytelling, alphabets—communication technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple communication tools. They painted on cave walls with

Overview

Did you know . . . People first used road signs more than 2,000 years ago? Ancient Rome had its own postal service? Egyptian writers used flakes of limestone for scrap paper?

Pens, storytelling, alphabets—communication technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth used simple communication tools. They painted on cave walls with twigs and animal fur. They carved simple pictures into bones and rocks. Over the centuries, ancient peoples improved the ways they communicated. People in the ancient Middle East kept records on clay tablets. The ancient Chinese made paper from wood pulp. The ancient Greeks and ancient Mayans thought of different ways to design books.

So what kinds of tools and techniques did ancient people use? How did writing systems improve over time? And how did ancient communication set the stage for our own modern communication technology? Learn more in Ancient Communications Technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761365297
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Technology in Ancient Cultures Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.

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