They were peoples who had known agriculture for some millennia and who felt the need for a system of notation for agricultural products. This writing was also used by workers occuped in the construction of palaces and temples, by mercenaries in the Pharaoh's pay, and also by merchants. The collection of letters was called an alphabet and the writing systems that use signs of this kind acrophonic were named alphabetic systems.
You want to draw a votive inscription to the Gods so that they protect you in your dangerous job, but you do not know how to do this.
It seems the first people who wrote were the Sumerians and the Egyptians around BC. Second, no cuneiform sources mention Zopyrus as satrap of Babylon. In the rebuses, in the syllabic and in the mixed scripts, some imprecision is allowed. It was perhaps the first city to reach a population aboveUnfortunately, we do not know with certainty what was the purpose of these beautiful images of animals painted on caves, nor the purpose of repeated signs.
The paintings of animals were probably connected to magical rites to foster hunting, while it seems the notches engraved on bones and stones were a way to count something, as for example the days which pass, the lunar months, or the prey captured.
The inexperienced Talbot had made a number of mistakes, and Oppert's translation contained a few doubtful passages which the jury politely ascribed to his unfamiliarity with the English language.
As a consequence, the drawings were altered. Often you see hieroglyphs and you know they are a form of writing, but you are not able to read them, besides you speak a Semitic language, different to that of Egyptians.
In the first part of the Rawlinson's Memoir was published; the second part did not appear until The inscriptions of Wadi el-Hol, which are one of the first example of alphabetic writing from which will come the Phoenician one, was carved between and b.