Re: Is language necessary for preservation of culture?

Herb Huston (
10 Jan 1997 21:26:52 -0500

In article <01bbfac0$7a6dc660$3f067018@supra-r>,
Keta Nannithamby <> wrote:
}Is the Language necessary for preservation of the culture?

The Japanese macaques on Koshima Island have preserved their cultural prac-
tices of washing sweet potatoes and placer mining wheat for more than 40
years despite the lack (as far as anyone knows) of any language whatsoever.

-- Herb Huston