Speech comes naturally to most people, and spoken language was probably the first formal communications system evolved by humans. For most of human history, the spoken word was the primary method of communication among human beings.Continue Reading
Writing was invented around 3500 B.C. It arose independently several times among the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Sumerians and Minoans, among others. At first, writing was confined to clay and stone tablets, with lightweight paper invented in about 500 B.C.
The advent of instantaneous communications came only with the magnetic telegraph in the early 19th century. Electronic communications only became wireless after 1894, when Marconi developed radio transmission technology.Learn more about Ancient America
Differences between the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas include their location and language system. The Aztecs lived in what is now central Mexico, while the Mayas lived in southern Mexico and the Inca civilization was focused around Chile and Peru. Both the Aztecs and the Mayans developed a writing system for their language, while the Incas did not.Full Answer >
Even though the Aztecs are remembered as a violent, warlike people, their peaceful contributions influence today's society in such fields as education and pharmacology. The Aztec empire was one of the first to require mandatory education for its children. It began as a form of homeschooling, and, at 12 years of age, boys and girls left home to attend formal schools.Full Answer >
The Mayas, Incas and Aztecs were three groups of people in Central and South America. The Aztecs and the Mayas lived in what is now southern and central Mexico, and the Incas lived around the Andes on South America's Pacific Coast.Full Answer >
Speech is necessary for learning, interacting with others and for people to develop. Speech begins at an early age and it develops as a person ages.Full Answer >