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Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; SFP productions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©1989.
Series: Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before there was writing, people remembered-the history of the tribe, how to make tools or placate the gods, who owned what. The growth of commerce required written records. This program traces the development of writing, from the earliest Sumerian cuneiform examples and the almost parallel development of hieroglyphics in Egypt, through the evolution of different concepts and shapes to the development of a workable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
SFP Productions, 1989
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; SFP productions.
OCLC Number: 707964442
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 01, 2009.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: From Oral History to Signs and Symbols (3:06) --
Egypt's Hieroglyphics (3:51) --
Egypt's Recorded History (4:26) --
Hieroglyphs: Utilitarian and Aesthetic (3:17) --
From Cuneiform to Alphabet (3:15) --
Early Writing and Scribes (3:57) --
Legacies in Stone Writing (2:37) --
Ancient Writing: Calendars and Religious Works (4:22).
Series Title: Films on Demand.
Responsibility: SFP Productions.

Abstract:

Before there was writing, people remembered-the history of the tribe, how to make tools or placate the gods, who owned what. The growth of commerce required written records. This program traces the development of writing, from the earliest Sumerian cuneiform examples and the almost parallel development of hieroglyphics in Egypt, through the evolution of different concepts and shapes to the development of a workable alphabet, explains how the mysteries of cuneiform writing and hieroglyphics were solved, and shows superb examples of these early forms of writing.

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