Peter Montgomery wrote:
> I guess therenisno room for hyperbole in literary
> discussion. Seems the last time I heard, the current
> form of being human is over a million years old, but
> I could be wrong.
Gould & Tattersal argue that the Neanderthals developed no symbolism,
and they definitely had no language. Tattersall argues that humans
(modern humans) lacked language for about 60,000 years or so.