Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger

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Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger 4.5
Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist and rock art researcher Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserve and transmit messages beyond a single moment in time, may be much older than we think.

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The caves were the closest things that early man had to a refrigerator. The kids drawings always end up in the refrigerator.

Author — ingebrecht

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Perhaps those symbols are of pregnant women, in the cave also they, and not the men, can go...

Author — cavaliere solitario

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there's something about caves...ha ha ha!!!

Author — scottvoloshin

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The emotion she is going through the talk shows how passionate she is about her work!

Love and respect. ❤

Author — Akther uz zaman munna

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Those bands of dots..in rows....what is the name of the plateau in SA where rows of holes are present?

Author — Terry Wereb

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Geez people, often the presenters here aren't professional speakers, they're specialists in their respective fields. Cut them some slack, they're brave for speaking in front of a room full of people, not as easy as it looks.

Author — cholesterolkilla

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One of those signs probably means "Made in China".

Author — Mervin John Orozco

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6:44 you can see signs, the only problem is that first people show up 250 thousend years ago, so do you think that those sings have only 9000 years? I do not believed in this version

Author — Jacek Kuc

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tl, dw humans first communicated graphically by hand drawn emojis. dayum, we are regressing 🤔

Author — haierthanhai

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Fascinating subject. Art, history, technology, linguistics, and archeology. All in some cave writings.

Author — Joseph McPherson

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So humans were originally limited to 32 emojis?

Author — tsbrownie

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Maybe there was a mad cataclysm. The survivors stayed in caves through the day, to avoid blazing random Sun flares. Then came out in the night to hunt. They may have been the only safe havens, for a stretch of a 1000 years

Author — Carl HIRST

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Maybe they did not crawl. Look at the soil on the ground.

Author — Jan Girke

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Ancient man was NOT primitive! They could cut move and place with exact accuracy blocks of stone weighing as much as 5 Queen Mary cruise ships! Something we cannot do today.

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ingebrecht
7 months ago

"The caves were the closest things that early man had to a refrigerator. The kids drawings always end up in the refrigerator."
- lol... love it!!

Author — edward laughlan

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Man that hand print shown near the start of the video really got to me for some reason. It’s like our ancestors telling the harsh world, “We are here, and we’re here to stay.”

Author — CommittingSloth

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..very, very good. Thank you for sharing an updated view of what we can speculate of the human race.

Author — Romaine Jayne

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deer picture on wall my guess 1 day old to no more than 13000 years!

Author — Bill William

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It's very obvious that there were fully written languages and mathematics at least 9, 000 to 15, 000 years ago. We have structures around the world that attest to that. These monuments weren't constructed with only verbal communication

Author — Dale DeLatte

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Why all the dislikes???... what people were expecting?... I don't care about others but I find this fascinating. Thanks for the great work!

Author — Zashorigin