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Menory Palaces, Oral Clutures, and the Earliest Writing

Memory Palaces, Oral Cultures, and the Earliest Writing

an illustrated talk by Colin Wells

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What do Stonehenge, Easter Island, and Chaco Canyon have

in common with geometric designs on ancient Celtic jewelry? How do people in oral cultures hold everything in their heads?

And what the heck is the Dwarfie Stane? Westport writer Colin Wells has given several talks at the Library based on his current book project, The Alphabet Revolution: How a Humble Writing System Changed Everything Forever. In this latest installment, he'll discuss an exciting new theory about oral culture and connect it to the earliest writing systems.

free and open to the public

call with any questions   518-962-8717

Earlier Event: May 2
Making MakeBoro