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Grades and Transitions in Human Evolution

Mark Collard

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter assesses the number of grades that have appeared in the course of human evolution. It identifies three grades. The first is characterised by a species mean body mass of under 50 kg; a ... More


The Social Brain and the Shape of the Palaeolithic1

Clive Gamble, J.A.J. Gowlett, and R.I.M. Dunbar

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/9780199652594.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the debate over the shape of the Palaeolithic as stages, which contain long periods of stasis interspersed with revolutions, and gradients, where incremental advances add up to ... More


Hominin Cognitive Evolution: Identifying Patterns and Processes in the Fossil and Archaeological Record1

Susanne Shultz, Emma Nelson, and R.I.M. Dunbar

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/9780199652594.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines cognitive evolution in hominins by identifying patterns and processes based on fossils and archaeological evidence. It first reviews the arguments for the pressures driving ... More


Big Brains, Small Worlds: Material Culture and the Evolution of the Mind1

Fiona Coward and Clive Gamble

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/9780199652594.003.0021
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the material aspect of social interaction and the evolution of the mind, with emphasis on the neural capacities for the relationships that humans have with other animate and ... More


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