Pictographs were painted on stone.

Petroglyphs were scratched on stone.

WRITE A MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR LIFE AS A CLIFF DWELLER USING PICTURES INSTEAD OF WORDS.

Indians developed an international sign language through a system of gestures by which intricate conversation could be carried on as a means of communication between tribes. The Indians used a written language by using some of the English alphabet mixed with new characters called Syllabary. Prior to this the Indian placed pictographs or symbols on pottery, weavings, silverwork, leather, rock and sand paintings. Symbols ranged from motifs of birds, clouds, rain designs, animal tracks to many forms of nature in the Indian environment.

Indian Symbols

 

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