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Questions about early man

How did the Cro-Magnon people communicate? What do the archaeological finds tell us?
   Joyce, Web post

Dr. dig responds:
The Upper Palaeolithic (late Old Stone Age) Cro-Magnon people were anatomically similar to modern man -- they were tall, with long skulls, high foreheads, and wide faces. There is no reason to believe that they did not have advanced language skills, but of course this does not show up in the archaeological record. Some archaeologists believe that their successful survival in ice-age conditions was due to their ability to communicate. They were certainly good artists, decorating cave walls and carving figurines.


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