posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by Klassified
perhaps after 4 thousand years their "quipus" rotted away?
or perhaps they used some sort of rebus/symbolism that hasn't been recognized yet
you do know that folks who never learned to read tend to have better memories?
perhaps a priestly caste memorized everything?
with multiple "backups" to prevent corruption, of data and of other types.
perhaps songs? or instrumental music [mathematically based]
or perhaps they kept their records and [to steal a book title from Rand's "the fountainhead"] sermons in stone?
i get what you're saying, just pointing out that you're projecting/imposing your rationalist mode of thought/conceptualization [only about 500 years
old btw] on ancient cultures who's thought processes may have been entirely different from us "moderns"
humans were around and had societies long before history, which "began" with writing began to be recorded.
catal huyuk and this other new find padang [dated 14,000 BC
hopefully more will be learned from this dig regarding the admittedly curious non use of writing by these folks given that they did have to know about
writing from observing their neighbors.