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Old 05-31-2017, 10:59 AM
md2000 md2000 is offline
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I'll make the wild guess that language and conceptual thinking evolved together. This would be necessary in more complex hunts, where the cooperation of a group had to over-rule individual instincts to charge in and get the big one for yourself; or making nets for fishing, or building boats to go fishing, etc. It's easy to watch Thag chip flint and copy. It's harder to arrange - "you guys go around the back, upwind of the herd and make lots of noise and chase them. Ogg and I will hide behind these boulders where the canyon narrows and chuck spears at them as they rush by..."