Re: Hyoid Bone ?

J. Moore (
Fri, 5 May 95 22:52:00 -0500

Vi> Is the Hyoide bone or the shape rather, enough to conclude that a
Vi> hominid species might have been vocal ? I DON'T mean a language.

Vi> Jon

Actually, the fact that all primates are vocal would seem to indicate
that all hominids were as well. Primates use vocalization along with
gestures, posture, head movements and expressions to communicate. So do
humans. So it would be mighty unusual if any of our hominid ancestors
couldn't do the same.

Jim Moore (

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