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Where does hand clapping originated?

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2010-04-21 02:22:50

The origin is not known given that its origin is not recorded

anywhere in history. The closest theory that holds any clout is

that early in the evolutionary process, clapping was a learned

behavior that was used to call attention before the use of a

language. One can see how it could grow from calling the attention

of another to signal food or danger to signaling a pleasing

act.


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