Archaeologists have found the oldest known art from our early ancestors.

These carvings are thousands of years older than the earliest cave paintings — also in southern France. Who carved them, and why? And what’s the link between art and language?

Linguist Daniel Midgley goes palaeolithic on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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A grab bag of articles contributed to this show, and here they are.

Original article, but paywall:

Here’s some more on Mesopotamian clay tokens.