Reading: The singing Neanderthals

I got a new book! I’m reading The singing Neanderthals: The origins of music, language, mind, and body by Steven Mithen (2005). I’ll be posting some of the fun things I learn as I go!

The book is from 2005, so some of the research is a little out of date, but it still looks like a great book! For example, we now know that Neanderthals had the FOXP2 gene, which is associated with language abilities in humans.

Want to read along? Check out the link above!

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Published by Daniel W. Hieber, Ph.D.

I'm a research linguist working to document and revitalize endangered languages. I study the crosslinguistic patterns we see in the world's languages. I work primarily with the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana.

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