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Singing Neanderthals? The Evolution of Music and Language


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Speaker(s): Professor Steven Mithen
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt

Recorded on 22 May 2012 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

What can the archaeological record of our stone age ancestors bring to our understanding of the relationship between music and language?

Steven Mithen is professor of early prehistory and pro-vice chancellor at the University of Reading. He is the author of The Singing Neanderthals: the origins of music, language, mind, and body.

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