'Written in Stone' combines detective work, mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology and warfare, and the sheer fascination of words to sketch 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.
Written in Stone
An Entertaining Time-Travelling Jaunt Through the Stone Age Origins of Our Modern-Day Language
Education & Reference