Language started 1.5m years earlier than previously thought as scientists say Homo Erectus were first to talk
In the beginning was the word. And it was first spoken by Homo Erectus, according to a controversial new theory.
Most paleontologists believe language emerged with the evolution of Homo Sapiens around 350,000 years ago.
But Daniel Everett, Professor of Global Studies, at Bentley University, Massachusetts, author of How Language Began, claims our earlier ancestors must have been able to talk to each other.