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, alphabetscommunication 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.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Communication Basics 8
Chapter 2 The Ancient Middle East 18
Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt 26
Chapter 4 Ancient India 34
Chapter 5 Ancient China 40
Chapter 6 The Ancient Americas 48
Chapter 7 Ancient Greece 58
Chapter 8 Ancient Rome 68
Epilogue After the Ancients 76
Source Notes 88
Selected Bibliography 90
Further Reading 91