Did the cavemen have names?

11 July 2016
Presented by Lucka Bibic.

Listener Kat got in touch to ask if cavemen really did have names and when did humans start naming each other. Lucka Bibic went in search of cavemen's names with the Professor of Linguistics at MIT, Shigeru Miyagawa.


Wild parrots are know to name their young, with documentation that each chick will have an individual and unique call the parents use when interacting with the chick. Birds have the language gene similar to people, so i would assume that 'cavemen' did have names in some form to identify individuals.

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