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Title: The Colonization of Australia and Its Adjacent Islands and the Evolution of Modern Cognition
Contributor(s): Davidson, Iain  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1086/650694
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Abstract: The first colonization of the Greater Australian continent, known as Sahul, indicated that humans had modern cognitive ability. Such modern human abilities probably emerged earlier in Africa. I will argue that the only way we can identify what constitutes modern human behavior is to look at the record in Australia - the first place colonized only by modern humans. I place this argument within recent theorizing about cognitive evolution.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Current Anthropology, 51(Supplement 1), p. S177-S189
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Place of Publication: Chicago, United States of America
ISSN: 1537-5382
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
210102 Archaeological Science
170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950503 Understanding Australias Past
950501 Understanding Africas Past
950504 Understanding Europes Past
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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