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Earliest Humans Not So Different From Us, Research Suggests


Science & Tech  (tags: human, evolution, species, grunts, monosyllables )

Deena
- 3051 days ago - sciencedaily.com
That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species. This assumption is often expressed in popular media by showing cavemen speaking in grunts and monosyllables .



   

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Cindy C (125)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 8:44 pm
some how I believe that and I do thank you for an interesting article
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 4:31 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 6:20 pm
Interesting!! thanks.
 

Bonnie A (76)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:26 pm
Thanks! Fantastic article! Noted.
 

Ronald N (3)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 7:39 pm
A mystery isn't it? One can only wonder how they communicated. At what sophistication was their language.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Wednesday February 16, 2011, 8:28 pm
Noted .Thanks Deena.There are still a few about .They drag their knuckles when the walk and communicate in monosyllables and grunts when they talk.They have been known to get a place in local government and even state parliament.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 4:36 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 7:22 pm
interesting news
 

Lisa H (180)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 11:56 pm
Walter, can't send you another star, but applaud your comment! I have always wondered why people make these assumptions! Like the dinos being brown and gray, Neandertals being slow and speechless, stupidity in other species because they don't communicate the same way we do. Humans are so damn arrogant!! Interesting site, lots of great info there. Thanks Deena
 

Bon L (0)
Friday February 18, 2011, 6:11 am
Thanks for the info.
 

Julie W (33)
Friday February 18, 2011, 8:11 am
I'm sure we were all subjected as kids to cartoons of cavemen clubbing women over the head and dragging them into the cave. These sterotypes seem to stick. So I was delighted to read some time ago of discoveries that showed flowers placed in a child's grave, which gives us a very different image of these ancestors of ours. Interesting article.
 
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