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


You call them cave men, I call them survivors of a cataclysmic event :)

Author — Jonny Hirvelä


Graham Hancock:

”-Hold my ayahuasca”

Author — JustJitzu


maybe the cave floors weren't so high 40k years ago. lotsa water could have flowed through since then and added dirt to the cave....

Author — The Warrior Song Project


The 32 symbols were standard on early keyboards.

Author — John Irby


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


Genevieve is such of a pleasure to listen to! What an intelligent and well spoken human being, she articulated the compelling nature of her work well.

Author — Lea Springstead


Maybe those caves weren't filled with sand when the images were created. Maybe there were high walls back then.

Author — estelle patella


The comment section - while funny to read- is telling us: we’re not that far away from the cavemen...

Author — pascoett


I tried my hand at drawing on the walls & ceiling as a young'un and got my butt spanked for my artwork. LMAO

Author — Raymond Davis


6:43 is when the 32 symbols are shown.

Your welcome.

Author — Jeffery Lubinski


Caves, in summer cool in winter warm the deeper you are inside.

Author — MHalblaub


Theyre hobo signs ("Mean cops in this town") ("Nice Lady lives here") left by hobo sapiens

Author — Laika Pupkino


I'm almost certain that one of those signs meant "Woah let's remember the time when we totally almost died fighting that mammoth."

Author — Roley Chiu


So humans were originally limited to 32 emojis?

Author — tsbrownie


Sign, sign, everywhere are signs. Blocking out the scenery and blowing my mind.

Author — yadig jamesgang


I would love to be trapped in a cave with this beautiful lady.(sorry lol)

Author — Shaun Davenport


Having seen some of this Europe and many in the southwest the similarities are unmistakable.

Author — ldn0224


It is more important what a person says than their eloquence or clumsiness in saying it. It is content, not form, that counts.

Author — Lee Larson


Brilliant...although a 2015 video, I look forward to see where the presenter's research takes her....

Author — Keith Gardiner