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2006-09-14 16:10:00

It's more than idle doodling and the meaning is unclear. But there's one thing researchers are sure of: The insect, ear of corn, inverted fish and other symbols inscribed on an ancient stone slab is the earliest known writing in the Western Hemisphere.

2006-01-05 14:20:00

Archeologists excavating a pyramid complex in the Guatemalan jungle have uncovered the earliest example of Mayan writing ever found, 10 bold hieroglyphs painted on plaster and stone.


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onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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