How did ancient indigenous peoples permanently record their thoughts, ideas, and history?  Take a look at numerous civilizations and their early forms of communication and written language -- from Mesopotamia to Egypt, China, and beyond. 

This workshop pulls from many of Peopleologie's workshops where symbols feature prominently to tell stories, literally, figuratively, and cross-culturally.  Choose a culture or cultures and hands-on activity from one of the following:


Egyptian Hieroglyphs

The Inca 

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Southern China

Southwest Native America

West Africa


Best for ages 6 years +
60-90 minutes