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  The Foragers

What Makes Us Human - Chattering

!Kung San storyteller, 1947

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View a YouTube video from National Geographic (4.53 minutes) that lets you hear what this early language might have sounded like: "Click Language" and the San Bushmen People


Hyoid bone

LiveScience. How the Hyoid Bone Changed History by Heather Whipps, February 3, 2008.
The hyoid bone and dropped larynx, and their effect on our evolution, are explained. Quoted from web site: "Other animals have versions of the hyoid, but only the human variety is in the right position to work in unison with the larynx and tongue and make us the chatterboxes of the animal world." Find out more.

Top Ten Myths about Neanderthals by April Holloway, April 2014, Ancient Origins.
"The first humans with proto-Neanderthal traits are believed to have existed in Europe as early as 600,000–350,000 years ago, and they died out around 30,000 years ago." This article clears up many misconceptions. Read the article...