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Francesco Benozzo

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Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne

Settore scientifico disciplinare: L-FIL-LET/09 FILOLOGIA E LINGUISTICA ROMANZA


"Speaking Australopithecus": a new theory on the origins of human language

In his last book, written with the archaeolgist Marcel Otte, Francesco Benozzo argues for a much greater antiquity of human language than has usually been presumed in recent research (according to which it was born with Homo Sapiens at the end of Middle Paleolithic – 50.000 years ago – or at the most with some Neandertal, 200.000 years ago), providing linguistic and archaeological evidence for seeing the appearance of Australopithecus, between 4 and 3 million years ago, as the stage of our evolution when the emergence of an articulated language took place.

Pubblicato il: 31 dicembre 2016