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Author Johansson, Sverker
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Publisher Biolinguistics
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Date Created 2017-02-19
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) P ♦ P1-1091
Subject Keyword Linguistics ♦ DNA ♦ Archeology ♦ Fossils ♦ Language ♦ Language and Literature ♦ Philology ♦ Neanderthal
Abstract Did Neanderthals have language? This issue has been debated back and forth for decades, without resolution. But in recent years new evidence has become available. New fossils and archeological finds cast light on relevant Neanderthal anatomy and behavior. New DNA evidence, both fossil and modern, provides clues both to the relationship between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, and to the genetics of language. In this paper, I review and evaluate the available evidence. My conclusion is that the preponderance of the evidence supports the presence of some form of language in Neanderthals.
ISSN 14503417
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-02-01
e-ISSN 14503417
Journal Biolinguistics
Volume Number 7
Page Count 40
Starting Page 35
Ending Page 74


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