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>oldest written languages that we know of date back to around

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>oldest written languages that we know of date back to around 3000 B.C.
>humans have been around for around 100,000 years

what the fuck were they doing?
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>>81052
shagging, mainly, desu senpai
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spending all their calories in some less efficent form of survival, fucking and fucking goats?
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>>81052
Civs only started emerging in Mesopotamia c. 1500 BC
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writing in decomposable formats
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>>81117
baka
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What do mean when you say humans?
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>>81052
Nothing. God didn't create them yet, silly.
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>>81052
Having ancient advanced civilizations which were destroyed by a massive meteor impact about 12,000 years ago.

Look it up.
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>>81233
Source: Assassin's Creed Series
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>>81052
drawing in cave walls.
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>>81117
Try 3500 BC.
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>>81052
Drew cute drawings on cute stone walls
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>>81443
Did prehistoric peoples draw cute lolis? What's the anime of cave pictures?
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UNGA BUNGA ROCK STOP
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Ooga booga where da neanderthals at?
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>>82957
Fat Milfs.
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>>82997

ITT: it is 100BC
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>>81052
>doesn't know that human progress and history is the accumulation of long periods of economic and technological development

Also; primitive communism was pretty chill, would definitely pick living in pre-history then now.
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>>83111
Why did they have such shit taste?
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Why did they have such shit taste?
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>>81052
No need to write anything down if you are nomadic and pretty much know everyone in your tribe.
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"that we know of" is the key phrase here
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>>83170
Fat milfs are fertile.
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>>81052
It was spoken history.
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>>81052
Oral traditions. There's no need to write stuff down if the collective memory of your tribe is sufficient for all the information you need. Only once we started settling down and trading did we need written language to record transactions and inventories.
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>>81052
>Hunting, bartering, roaming, telling stories by fire, fucking like animals, dying of bullshit diseases

Sounds pretty good without the shitty diseases imo
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>>81052
technically speaking, we like river valleys and coastlines
a lot of where we possibly were is underneath ocean right now
well probably never know why we were having a gap year, but not all of us are all that "smart"
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>>81233
this desu
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>>86006
tuberculosis and smallpox come from agriculture
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>>85918
The printing press killed the oral tradition star.
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>>83167
I assume you have no chronic ailments because damn I'd have died a long time ago in prehistory
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>>81052
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicameralism_%28psychology%29
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>>81052
For most of our history, we were nomadic. We lived in tribes, the tribes traveled with the seasons, often following prey and the growth of plants.

Keep in mind, we've been creating records for WAY longer. The earlier known cave paintings date back around 50,000 years, and those are just the ones we've found. However, given the small nature of communities, it was easy to have someone remember the meaning of these drawings and then recount the story.

Writing emerged not super long after agriculture. And some of the earliest pieces of writing are basically just manifests of goods. Someone would etch symbols to keep track of how much stuff they had. More sophisticated writing would come out of learning to string those symbols together to form large, more complex words.

Writing was not a "necessity" until we started to settle. Since settling is a relatively young concept, so too is writing.
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Its fucking mindboggling how long time is,

no just bare with me,

People have lived entire lives, filled with all sorts of emotions in periods that we give a few paragraphs in books today.

I remember reading about the Egyptian "middle kingdom" at the start of my university studies, the textbook we had was all encompassing (albeit a poor one) said something to the tune of:
"During the middle kingdom Egypt was quite unstable, not much happened"

It lasted for 400 fucking years or something, imagine how many entire lifespans that is.

Or that we've been nomads for FAR longer than we've been settled.
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>>86344
Pretty much this exact motion was what made me want to be an archaeologist desu senpai


And like it has been said upthread, using symbols to communicate the meaning of language as we know it today really only came about because Uruk bureaucrat #6751 needed a way to remember how many sheep this farmer or that had to give as tax. Writing didn't evolve anywhere (that we know) for the shit load of time that is prehistory, and within a few thousand years it developed separately in four different places after the people there began to farm the land. However, the oldest example of intentional decoration is over 70 000 years old (Blombos (sp?) cave)
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>>81052
Sharing rare oral memes
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>>86211
Underrated post desu
[spoiler]I love you[/spoiler]
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>>88688
What are the fucking wordfilters?
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>>88931
Intentional.
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>>88953
Intentional?
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>>86238
/thread
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>>84664
Also, better.

But considering agricultural societies might have shagged their cattle kiddy fiddling might not have been that uncommon.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~catshaman/s04detu/Image4244.JPG
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>>83167
>would definitely pick living in pre-history then now.
Enjoy dying within the next ten years.
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>>81052

WRITTEN LANGUAGE WAS NOT NECESSARY UNTIL CIRCA ONE THOUSAND FIVEHUNDRED B C E , DUE TO THE CAPACITY OF HUMANS BEFORE THEN TO COMMUNICATE PSYCHICALLY AND NONVERBALLY; THIS WAS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE EARTH'S ELECTROSPHERE WAS MORE INTENSE THAN IT CURRENTLY IS; THEREFORE IT PROVIDED A MEDIUM FOR ELECTROPSYCHIC WAVES.
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Writing is not necessarily better than memorization m8.
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>>81052
Why say 100,000 years and 3000 B.C. and not just 5000 years?
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>>81052
Because despite what alot of plebs believe on this board, cultural and technological advancement occurs in a chaotic fashion, interrupted and advanced by factors outside of human control.

Mesopotamia just happened to be first.
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>>88931
c*uck
t*bh
f*am
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>>81052
>>humans have been around for around 100,000 years
Correction, homo sapiens have been around for 200,000 years
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Humans have been around for almost 2 million years actually, you're thinking of anatomically modern humans.
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>>92802
We're humans, not elves.
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>>93428
Is obvious that this is what OP meant.
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