How did speech develop?

I ran across an interesting article that talked about scientists studying gelada baboons in Ethiopia in order to determine how speech in humans developed. These monkeys supposedly smack their lips together and make sounds that resemble human speech, according to the scientists. I always find these types of articles fascinating. In my first year of university, I took a course called “Human Evolution”. It was one of my favorite courses. I remember one day walking into class a bit late and seeing on giant screen in front of the class two monkeys “going at it rated R style”. 🙂 That doesn’t happen in other classes! It was all for science though. 🙂


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