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Unformatted text preview: -4th millenium BC- have as many signs as things you want to depict-as many signs or as many syllables the human throat can articulate-writing is a technology-signs to create syllables-if those guys could do pictorial narratives, why couldn’t they write?-substantial cognitive differences between upper political populations-why does writing only start in the context of the worlds earliest civilizations-SCALE-bringing pop. In smaller place, easier to talk to people-early states generally were not much diff. form empires in that they expand-urbanism and state creates framework in which communication between people can take place ever more easily-nature of innovation-based on reorganization of existing knowledge-technologies put together by pieces….share ancestries…create further technologies…....
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- Fall '06
- 5 thousand years, J. Goody, goody, 4th millenium BC, worlds earliest civilizations