World Apr 11, 2019

Cherokee tribal writing inside Alabama cave finally decoded

Archaeologists and Cherokee scholars have finally interpreted Cherokee tribal inscriptions written in an Alabama cave hundreds of years ago. News outlets report the inscriptions inside Manitou Cave near Fort Payne are the first evidence of the tribe's syllabary, which uses symbols to create words. The ...

How Neolithic cooking changed human language

World / Science & Health Mar 15, 2019

How Neolithic cooking changed human language

Changes to the human diet prompted by Neolithic advances in agriculture played a role in human jaw evolution that allowed people to pronounce the consonants "f" and "v," researchers say. Their work — which combines linguistics, speech science and paleoanthropology and appears in the U.S. ...