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A Sneaky Theory of Where Language Came From

It might have hijacked our early ancestors’ brains

By Ben James

I’m sitting in the sun on one of the first mild days of the spring, talking with a modern-day flintknapper about the origins of human language. His name is Neill Bovaird, and he’s neither an archaeologist nor a linguist, just a 38-year-old bearded guy with a…

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