Re: Human Language.

Dane (
Wed, 01 Jan 1997 13:38:08 +0000

John Waters wrote:

> If H. erectus could manage without language for nearly two
> million years of its existence, why did H.s.s need
> language?
> Could it be that language wasn't actually needed by the
> species, but arrived as a result of another long-term
> evolutionary process?

Elaine Morgan thinks it's because you have to use speech to
communicate in a seashore environment, while your hands are busy
swimming etc.
Graham Dane