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Just the title of this book sets the mind spinning with possibilities. Mr. Mithen provides the reader with a unique perspective, suggesting that early man may very well have learned to "sing" before he learned to speak or walk.

Singing requires a certain knowledge of rhythm and cadence, as does walking. Man's brain had to be ready to process singing. When early man began to hum songs, conveying emotions and messages through his voice, he was also probably ready for bipedalism, too. Sexual attraction may also have been given a hand through the use of voice and song. Music may not only have entertained early man, but it may also have been featured as a vital part in religious ceremonies, too.

Excellent reference.


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