Evolution of Communication

A Brief History of Communication Over the Years

The Facts of the Matter

  1. Nonverbal communication methods, such as the drum and pictograms, were used by ancient peoples to share ideas
  2. Verbal storytelling, or oral tradition, replaced nonverbal communication as spoken languages were developed across the world
  3. Writing appeared in history around 2700 BCE
  4. The telegraph, computer, and mobile telephone followed much later in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
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By Stuart Miles, published on 18 October 2012