Did you Know? Language is thought to have originated circa 100,000 BC.
The age of language is still a point of contention. Nonetheless, most linguists agree that it started around the time modern humans (homo sapiens) evolved in Africa with modern skull shapes and vocal cords. Language evolved with the right tools in place — a large enough skull, a brain, and a voice box. Some anthropologists speculate that language may have evolved prior to the physiological development of modern brains and larynxes, but 100,000 BC is a good starting point