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The first types of literacy tool to deliver knowledge are symbols from the
cave printing [1]. The cave printing or rock art can be traced back to prehistoric times. Those printing were printed at cave walls, floors, and even in deep and almost inaccessible crannies. Some evidences indicated that those caves were not used in living areas. Therefore, some scientists think that the prints were used for earlier communication or for religious or ceremonial purpose. People and animals were shown in most printings.

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The oldest cave printing known to human being is
Chauvent[2] which was found in France. Some researchers believe that the drawing could be dated to 35,000-33,000 years (BCE ,Upper Paleolithic).
Other example may be dated as early as the Early Bronze Age, such as Magdalenianstyle [3] showed at Lascaux [4] (15,000BCE). Also, some cave prints probably had been re-painted over several thousand years.
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1, http://www.artchive.com/artchive/C/cave.html
2, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_painting
3, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalenian
4, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascaux