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The DNA of COINs: Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication

Peter A. Gloor

in Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304121
eISBN:
9780199789771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304121.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter uses examples from history to show how creativity, collaboration, and communication — in networks of people — have advanced civilization through to some of the greatest innovations of ... More


Early human societies and their plants

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter introduces the new understanding from recent climatic and archaeological research of how human societies gradually developed increasingly important associations with edible plants. For ... More


Making a Good Impression

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 presents the first part of religion’s evolutionary story. It is argued that our ancestors went through a critical social transformation sometime between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago and ... More


Who Were the Neanderthals?

Norman A. Johnson

in Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195306750
eISBN:
9780199790203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306750.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How close were the Neanderthals to modern humans? Are Neanderthal genes in our gene pool? This chapter explores recent studies analyzing the DNA from Neanderthal fossils to provide a framework to ... More


Mammalian and Human Development

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mammalian life history and physiology are correlated with several anatomical features, some of which are recorded as fossils. They show us that diagnostic mammalian features did not originate ... More


Other Minds

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

in Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter defends the proposition that minds other than human are probably endowed with a system of computation homologous to that of FL in terms of computational complexity. It defends the idea ... More


Adapted Individuals, Adapted Environments

Kim Sterelny

in The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter exploits the apprentice learning model developed in chapter two to give an account of two very puzzling features of human evolutionary history: the appearance of behaviourally modern ... More


… But Plenty of Neurons Aren’t Enough

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Difference between cognitive capacities and abilities; neurons as prime material for cognition; evolution of materials; technology, learning and cultural transmission; the downfall of Neanderthals; ... More


Ornamental Feathers without Mentalism: A Radical Enactive View on Neanderthal Body Adornment

Duilio Garofoli

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Evidence of feather extraction from scavenging birds by late Neanderthal populations, supposedly for ornamental reasons, has been recently used to bolster the case for Neanderthal symbolism and ... More


Noah’s Mongrel Children: Ancient DNA and the Persistence of Christian Forms in Modern Biology

Terence Keel

in Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804795401
eISBN:
9781503604377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795401.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 examines how concepts about racial ancestry and the ontological uniqueness of human life from Christian intellectual history have historically informed scientific research on the ... More


What We Can Learn from a Neanderthal Woman

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses some practical implications of space to reason theory for other areas of cognitive research and draws some general conclusions about imagination, spatial representation, and ... More


We Affect Other Species' Biogeography

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Human Biogeography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272118
eISBN:
9780520951778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272118.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The spread of humans across the globe can be tracked by the burst of extinctions of large-bodied animals as we arrived in each region previously empty of us and our modern weapons. Debate exists ... More


The Hall of the Age of Man: The Politics of Building a Site of Phylogenetic Remembrance

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter reconstructs the production of the Hall of the Age of Man at the American Museum of Natural History. It follows the circulation of persons, bones, tools, casts, and knowledge in the ... More


Neanderthal linguistic abilities: an alternative view

Katharine MacDonald and Wil Roebroeks

in The Evolutionary Emergence of Language: Evidence and Inference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654840
eISBN:
9780191759000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654840.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the potential role of ethnographic evidence in the study of language evolution. Taking Neanderthals' accomplishment in hunting large animals as a point of departure for a ... More


Human Nature/Culture

Jonathan Marks

in Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285811
eISBN:
9780520961197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285811.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Human ancestry and human diversity are parts of the same origin narrative. Misrepresenting facts of human biology as natural facts, rather than as natural/cultural facts, has historically been the ... More


Neanderthals in Space: George Church’s Modest Steps Toward Possible Futures

Luis Campos

in Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Harvard synthetic biologist George Church has long envisioned possible futures for his field. With the publication of his Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves in 2012, ... More


Neanderthals and modern humans: similarities and differences

Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela-Conde

in Processes in Human Evolution: The journey from early hominins to Neandertals and Modern Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198739906
eISBN:
9780191802836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739906.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the similarities and differences between Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens, by considering genetic, brain, and cognitive evidence. The genetic differentiation emerges ... More


The Costs of Being a High-latitude Hominin

Eiluned Pearce, Andrew Shuttleworth, Matt Grove, and R.H. Layton

in Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652594
eISBN:
9780191804700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652594.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the challenges that hominins occupying higher latitudes have had to deal with. More specifically, it analyses how hominins were able to maintain social networks over the larger ... More


Uncertainties in Human Evolution

Kostas Kampourakis and Kevin McCain

in Uncertainty: How It Makes Science Advance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190871666
eISBN:
9780190871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871666.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Human evolution is a hotly debated topic despite the vast amount of evidence (anatomical, biochemical, DNA, fossil) about our ape origins. Worse than that, the uncertainties about the details of ... More


The Evolution of the Human Vocal Tract: Specialized for Speech?

Margaret Clegg

in Music, Language, and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199227341
eISBN:
9780191804274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227341.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines whether the purpose of the evolution of the vocal tract is for specialized speech. It describes descent of the larynx during human evolution and the evidence that Neanderthals ... More


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