15 Apr 2011

Mother of all languages

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:25 pm on 15 April 2011

A New Zealand biologist has caused a worldwide sensation with his claims that he has discovered the origin of human language. Dr Quentin Atkinson is a post doctoral researcher at Auckland University. His findings point to southern Africa as the place where language first began up to 100,000 years ago. He's made the discovery not by looking at words but phonemes.