15,000-year-old fossil words reveal Ice Age language

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May 8, 2013

Hmm:

Would Ice Age man understand us? It may depend on the words we choose. Digging through languages in Eurasia for “fossil” words that have escaped erosion over time, researchers say they have identified an ancestral language that existed as far as 15,000 years ago.

This ancient language, described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may have given rise to several different language groups — including Indo-European, which boasts roughly 3 billion speakers and contains such far-flung languages as Spanish and Hindi.

via 15,000-year-old fossil words reveal Ice Age language superfamily – latimes.com.



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Comments:
  1. Ragspierre says:

    This is liberal elitist soft-science. The world is only 6000 years old.