The History of Human Contact

Communication:

  • The process of creating and exchanging meaning through symbolic interaction.


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Timeline

Cave Drawings (30,000 BC)

Stories depicting war and culture were told through paintings on cave walls.


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Pictograms (9000 BC)

This was the start of the simplest form of an alphabet. Showing pictures that represented an object or idea, then forming them together.


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Alphabet (1700 BC)

This was the use of the first set of letters and symbols in a certain order to describe a certain object or idea. ie: A-Z


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Telegraph (1831)

This was a form of transmitting messages from one place to another using electricity and encoding from both parties.


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