No better reason to blow life into this cadaver of a blog than a national piece of radio.
Spark this week is featuring, amongst other great radio pieces, my story about Caveman tweeting and the beginnings of writing.
So what is the basics of the story? Humans have been on the road to writing for a long time. Conventionally, we have placed the origins of written language to between five and ten thousand years ago in China ( check out ancient Chinese Neolithic writing.)
But, for many years archaeologists have had niggling suspicions that the roots of writing go back tens of thousands of years.
A deep time when humans were just getting by in a world of new neural pathways, big carnivores and climatic change.
Now, Genevieve von Petzinger, a PhD student at UVIC, is changing our view of our ancient world.
TAKE A LISTEN
For more info on Genevieve and her work at the Bradshaw Foundation.