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It is one of the first known visual representational drawings in history. Drawings like this have helped scientist today recreate the lives of early homo sapiens as well as assemble fossils of mammoths and other animals that have long been extinct. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852679,"object_id":"13927208981365473945","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365473945.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852696,"object_id":"13927208981365474115","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Next on the continuum- Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Widely not considered the firstwritten language but essential to the evolution, categorized as pictograms. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852756,"object_id":"13927208981365474492","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365474492.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852758,"object_id":"13927208981365474505","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Example of cuneiform- this early Mesopotamian language is considered the first acknowledged form of writing. Still highly stylized and visual. Similar to other visual written language forms like Mandarin Chinese. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852804,"object_id":"13927208981365475088","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365475088.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852792,"object_id":"13927208981365474893","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Skipping forward a few thousand years- languages became more standardized. However, written language was not wide spread. In order to share stories, and spread news, bards and other storytellers engaged in oral presentations often incorporating visual elements (like puppets or pictures) and music in order to create a compelling narrative. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852854,"object_id":"13927208981365475627","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365475627.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852857,"object_id":"13927208981365475646","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Although language had become much more universal, artistic traditions began to explode. The combination of universal languages, strong oral traditions, and advancements in the arts, culminated in the tradition of visual literacy as exmplified by Renaissance art. One such example of visual story telling created during this time period, is Michelangelo&#39;s Sistine Chapel.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852964,"object_id":"13927208981365476156","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365476156.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852980,"object_id":"13927208981365476282","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852967,"object_id":"13927208981365476180","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":852985,"object_id":"13927208981365476292","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Roughly 400 years after the Renaissance, photography was invented. Thomas Wedgewood is credited with creating the first technology that led to photography. The above photograph is believed to be the first photograph. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":853007,"object_id":"13927208981365476652","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/13927208981365476652.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":853065,"object_id":"13927208981365477126","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"The next evolutionary step after photography, is the moving picture, or film. Films became popular in the early 1900s. This is a poster from a silent french film created by the godfather of modern film, George Mèliès. He incorporated music, special effects and even painted color into his films. 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