Booze created language:
He believes the need for grain to make alcohol fuelled human development and domestication.
‘We don’t know for sure and have limited archaeological evidence, but if you had your choice, which would it be?’ said Dr McGovern.
‘Once you have fermented beverages, it causes a change of behaviour, creates a mind-altering experience.
‘I think that could be important in developing language, music, the arts in general and then religion, too’, he said.
The proof of this is in what happens when you get drunk with people who nominally do not speak the same language. Matters quickly spiral (up or down, up to you) to where a primal language is understood by all.
“That might be Australian I suppose, but know what you mean, yep.”