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by Archaeology Newsroom

Materials and devices used for writing

Writing, an organized ensemble of signs or symbols, enables its users to record human thought and speech with clarity and to communicate with each another, regardless of local or temporal distance. The most important function of writing in developed societies is for the transmission of knowledge, since nowadays knowledge spreads mainly through the written word.

In our time, at least in the case of Western-type societies, the learning of reading and writing is considered self-evident and the absolute right and obligation of all children of a school age. Investigation into the improvement of writing skills with artistic and cultural elements led to the creation of an elaborate “polytechnon” working plan,where motion, painting, poetry, and fairy-tales, are used as teaching aids in the introduction to the materials and devices of writing.