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Title: Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition
Contributor(s): Nowell, April (editor); Davidson, Iain  (editor)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Stone tools are among the most distinctive features of the lives and evolution of hominins and, through them, material culture came to play an increasingly important role in the behavior of our ancestors. As a result, material culture and stone tools in particular have given archaeologists a window onto behaviors and lifeways that have long since disappeared. Although stone tools were initially studied primarily as indicators of cultural achievements and then of technology and subsistence strategies, our understanding of the kinds of information that can be inferred from stone tools has expanded significantly in recent years. This broadening of analysis is linked to the development of cognitive archaeology. In this volume, we focus on the multiple ways in which stone tools can inform archaeologists about the evolution of hominin cognitive abilities.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Place of Publication: Boulder, United States of America
ISBN: 1607320304
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
210102 Archaeological Science
210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
210105 Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950504 Understanding Europes Past
950503 Understanding Australias Past
950501 Understanding Africas Past
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
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Extent of Pages: 234
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