Neanderthal language revisited: not only us

  title={Neanderthal language revisited: not only us},
  author={D. Dediu and S. Levinson},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  • D. Dediu, S. Levinson
  • Published 2018
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  • Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
  • Here we re-evaluate our 2013 paper on the antiquity of language (Dediu and Levinson, 2013) in the light of a surge of new information on human evolution in the last half million years. Although new genetic data suggest the existence of some cognitive differences between Neanderthals and modern humans — fully expected after hundreds of thousands of years of partially separate evolution, overall our claims that Neanderthals were fully articulate beings and that language evolution was gradual are… CONTINUE READING
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