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Ogam can be sent by smoke and drum beat signals

Chapter 2: Ogamic Communication

1/ Although it is known that many North American Indians personally communicated by employing visual gestures, it would also make sense in believing that an ancient seafaring culture of the North Atlantic would need a simple alphabet to record and send simple messages - and would have also adapted the vigesimal dot/bar style of the Mayan number symbol system from Middle America into the twenty-letter "geometric progressive" alphabet of dots and bars of the Atlantic realm known as Ogam.
(The morse code-like characteristic use of Ogamic Communication also can be found in the common American Indian method of sending messages by using smoke and drum signals.)

2/ The lineal imagery of Ogam and its simple adaptability to be etched on long water-resistant logs made it the practical medium of alphanumerical communication among marine merchants throughout the Atlantic realm - in fact, recent discoveries of "proto-Phoenician grove writing" have appeared in Brazil, the West Indies, along the Atlantic Seaboard of North America, the British Isles, and on the Iberian coast.
(Because much of Ogamic literature was recorded on wooden logs, much of it never survived the vulnerable organic decay associated with wooden items, for example; A ship's "log book" was originally a "tally stick" or small "log" of chronological events which was only capable of enduring several hundred years or so - depending on the quality and care of the wood)

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