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Using symbols to represent words and concepts

By around 8,000 years ago, humans were using symbols to represent words and concepts. As seen in this 4,100 - 3,600 year old Assyrian lapis lazuli cylinder seal from Bablyon, Iraq, cylinder seals were rolled across wet clay tablet to produce raised designs. True forms of writing developed over the next few thousand years.
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Using symbols to represent words and concepts
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By 8,000 years ago