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The First Signs: My Quest to Unlock the Mysteries of the World’s Oldest Symbols – Genevieve von Petzinger

Two hundred thousand years ago modern humans appeared in Africa. Language was completely formed about 100,000 years ago, but when did written communication begin? They had our bodies and brains, but when did they become us? As an undergraduate in … Continue reading

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Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language – Christopher Stevens

Say pu. Your lips are pursed, nose wrinkled. There is an unpleasant look on your face. And pu in the¬†Stone Age meant just what it means today¬†– poo. On the other hand, mei makes your mouth stretch from side to … Continue reading

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