[–] srgmpdns 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Atkinson’s findings challenge a long-held belief by linguistics that the origin of spoken language only dates back some 10,000 years.

Who the hell believes that?

Written language, sure, but speech... jeez, even birds and monkeys have verbal communication, and probably have for many millions of years.

Seriously show me some "linguistics" who hold the belief that language is only 10,000 years old.