Written in Stone

Written in Stone : A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

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Written in Stone combines detective work, mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology and warfare, and the sheer fascination of words to explore that original mother tongue, sketching the connections woven throughout the immense vocabulary of English--with some surprising results. In snappy, lively and often very funny chapters, it uncovers the most influential and important words used by our Neolithic ancestors, and shows how they are still in constant use today--the building blocks of all our most common words and phrases.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 163 x 239 x 25mm | 420g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 160598907X
  • 9781605989075
  • 1,310,336

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A fascinating new book reveals how our ancient ancestors spoke. And you'll be astonished by how familiar it all sounds.show more

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