Sea-Faring Homo Erectus May Have Used Language Up To 1.9 Million Years Ago


EXCERPT: [...] “Oceans were never a barrier to the travels of erectus,” Daniel Everett, who presented the new thorey, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting this week. “He travelled all over the world, travelled to the island of Flores, across one of the greatest ocean currents in the world. They sailed to the island of Crete and various other islands. It was intentional: they needed craft and they needed to take groups of 20 or so at least to get to those places." He argues that in order to cross the turbulent waters around Indonesia, they would have needed to have built vessels and coordinate paddling. This, he says, is simply not possible without some form of rudimentary language....


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