Earliest humans could talk – and sail
In the beginning was the word. And it was first spoken by Homo erectus, according to a controversial new theory.
Most palaeoanthropologists believe language emerged with the evolution of Homo sapiens around 350,000 years ago. But Daniel Everett, author of ‘How Language Began’, claims our earlier ancestors must have been able to talk to each other.
Prof Everett claims Homo erectus, who lived 1.9 million years ago, invented language and used it to help build boats to colonise remote islands such as Flores in Indonesia and Crete, where fossils have been found even though there were never land links to Africa.
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