Memory Palaces, Oral Cultures, and the Earliest Writing
an illustrated talk by Colin Wells
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 wadhamsfreelibrary.org