Ancient Cave Drawings and Early Human Language Linked in New Study
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.
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