What kinds of records have been used to learn about history?
They can be firsthand testimony or evidence created during the time period that you are studying. Primary sources may include diaries, letters, interviews, oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, poems, novels, plays, and music.
How did ancient Greece keep records?
Ancient Greek people wrote on many things, Historians know that they wrote on parchment (dried animal skin), papyrus (closest thing to paper) and wax tablets (usually in two’s).
Why was record keeping important in ancient civilizations?
Record keeping is the maintenance of history in peoples’ activities or beliefs within a culture. Maintaining history advances a civilization due to many ancient technologies such as: religious beliefs and stories, observing solar patterns, and laws from which we bring order out of chaos.
What language did ancient Greeks use?
Ancient Greek was an Indo-European language spoken in Ancient Greece from the 9th to the 4th century BC. Ancient Greek and Latin are very important languages.
Why is language death important?
Because language discloses cultural and historical meaning, the loss of language is a loss of that link to the past. The loss of language undermines a people’s sense of identity and belonging, which uproots the entire community in the end.
Why is language important to culture?
Language is intrinsic to the expression of culture. As a means of communicating values, beliefs and customs, it has an important social function and fosters feelings of group identity and solidarity. It is the means by which culture and its traditions and shared values may be conveyed and preserved.
How does language death occur?
In linguistics, language death occurs when a language loses its last native speaker. By extension, language extinction is when the language is no longer known, including by second-language speakers.
What would happen if there was no language?
With no language nothing alive would exits. The world would be lifeless. Well, if there are was no language communication would still proceed. This is because humans just like many other animals have to relate and socialize through some form of communication.