Ancient Cave Drawings and Early Human Language Linked in New Study

Posted On March 5, 2018
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Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls.

Thousands of years ago, an early human ventured deep within a cave, where sound reverberated off the walls. Perhaps by either speaking or walking, they generated the sound reminiscent of a hoof. To represent this sound, they drew a hoofed animal.

They would have been using the same skills that prompted the earlier development of language, theorizes a new study.

For more information: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/acoustic-caves-rock-art-language-origin-spd/