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Symbology - The Study of Signs and Symbols


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SYMBOLOGY - Signs and Symbols
Symbology - The Study of Signs and Symbols
© Dixie Allan
Symbolism has been a part of human culture since artistic expression first began. The Paleolithic Age around 18,000 BC, has given us hundreds of examples in the form of cave paintings. The paintings illustrate how early symbolism became important not only for artistic expression but for human communication.

Signs and Symbols are just as important today as they were in 18,000 BC. Granted, today we do have many, many more ways to communicate but an intricate part of our communication has to do with signs and symbols.

Symbology is defined in most dictionaries as the study or interpretation of symbols and signs. It has been called by many as the silent language - seen but never heard.

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