Evoluation of Communication

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Evoluation of Communication

Evoluation of Communication

Communication is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. Just as mankind has evolved over the centuries, our means of communication have followed suit.

Time Line

30,000 B.E.C.

Earliest Forms of Writing

The 13th century, however, brought about exciting change in the realm of the written word. For the first time, secular books were produced for the sake of spreading knowledge not relating to religion.

In 1448, a man named Johann Gutenberg revolutionized the way books were made forever.This method, combined with the use of paper, ink and a printing press allowed for books to be mass-produced, and greatly reduced the price.

The first United States Post Office was created in 1775, and Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General. The system caught on quickly and rapidly expanded. By 1828, the United States had 7,800 post offices which made it the largest postal system in the world.

An Englishman by the name of William Watson had devised a way to send messages via telegraph in 1747. The revolution of the telegraph allowed for instant communication across long distances.

The technology was useful during wartime to transmit pertinent information, and the first telegraph stations were set up along railroads as the necessary poles were already erected.

The most well-known form of primitive communication is cave paintings. The artistic endeavors were created by a species of man that appeared around 130,000 B.C.E, the homo sapiens. The method involved creating pigments made from the juice of fruits and berries, colored minerals, or animal blood. These pigments were then used to create depictions of primitive life on the cave walls.

13th century

Early Handwritten Documents/Books


Printing Press




Letter Writing and the Postman


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