Science in a Minute 031519 Changes in Humans Bite and Diet Allowed Speech to Evolve

March 20, 2019 02:30 PM
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There was a time in the distant past when humans couldn't pronounce the "f" or "v" sounds. Scientists in Zurich have released a new study that suggests the evolution of human speech to allow the production of those sounds may have been due to a change in the human bite due to a change in diet.