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“Every Move You Make”: First Signs of the Supernatural Eye

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/9780195385816.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 continues to trace religion’s evolutionary history by identifying three “primitive” traits of religion: ancestor worship, animism, and shamanism. It is argued that these are religion’s ... More


The Upper Paleolithic as History

John F. Hoffecker

in Landscape of the Mind: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147040
eISBN:
9780231518482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147040.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins by illustrating V. Gordon Childe's role in shifting the subject of archaeology from artifacts to people. In his book Society and Knowledge, Childe presents a theory of progress ... More


The Homo Sapiens Peopling of Europe

Paul Mellars

in The Peopling of Britain: The Shaping of a Human Landscape

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198297598
eISBN:
9780191916533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198297598.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The origin of our own species, Homo sapiens, has sometimes been described as ‘the hottest topic in palaeoanthropology’ (Shreeve 1995). Lively debate has surrounded this issue throughout this ... More


A Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Sexual Division of Tasks in the European Upper Paleolithic

Sophie A. de Beaune

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a critical analysis of the evidence for technical activity specialization in the European Upper Paleolithic by sex. It reviews the arguments based on the kind of evidence ... More


Palaeolithic Music Archaeology 1: Pipes

Iain Morley

in The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234080
eISBN:
9780191804281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234080.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines archaeological evidence for the existence of pipes or flutes in the first Homo sapiens in Europe around 40,000 years ago. It analyses examples excavated from the Arc Valley ... More


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