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9780190854614

Squeezing Minds From Stones Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

  • ISBN 13:

    9780190854614

  • ISBN 10:

    0190854618

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 05/02/2019
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Cognitive archaeology is a relatively new interdisciplinary science that uses cognitive and psychological models to explain archeological artifacts like stone tools, figurines, and art. Squeezing Minds From Stones is a collection of essays from early pioneers in the field, like archaeologists Thomas Wynn and Iain Davidson, and evolutionary primatologist William McGrew, to 'up and coming' newcomers like Shelby Putt, Ceri Shipton, Mark Moore, James Cole, Natalie Uomini, and Lana Ruck. Their essays address a wide variety of cognitive archaeology topics, including the value of experimental archaeology, primate archaeology, the intent of ancient tool makers, and how they may have lived and thought.

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