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By Steven Moran
University of Zurich 

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke


March 15, 2019

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Steven Moran, University of Zürich and Balthasar Bickel, University of Zürich

(THE CONVERSATION) The human capacity for language divides our species from the rest of the animal kingdom. Language has not only allowed us to conquer all corners of the globe, but to devise writing, mathematics and all things thereafter.

But researchers can find many of language’s basic design features in the communication systems of other animals. For example, many animals have particular calls...

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