Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition

Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition

by April Nowell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1607321351

ISBN-13: 9781607321354

Pub. Date: 07/06/2011

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition develops methods for examining questions of cognition, demonstrating the progression of mental capabilities from early hominins to modern humans through the archaeological record.

Dating as far back as 2.5 to 2.7 million years ago, stone tools were used in cutting up animals, woodworking, and preparing

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Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition develops methods for examining questions of cognition, demonstrating the progression of mental capabilities from early hominins to modern humans through the archaeological record.

Dating as far back as 2.5 to 2.7 million years ago, stone tools were used in cutting up animals, woodworking, and preparing vegetable matter. Today, lithic remains give archaeologists insight into the forethought, planning, and enhanced working memory of our early ancestors. Contributors focus on multiple ways in which archaeologists can investigate the relationship between tools and the evolving human mind-including joint attention, pattern recognition, memory usage, and the emergence of language.

Offering a wide range of approaches and diversity of place and time, the chapters address issues such as skill, social learning, technique, language, and cognition based on lithic technology. Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition will be of interest to Paleolithic archaeologists and paleoanthropologists interested in stone tool technology and cognitive evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607321354
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.80(d)

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