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Testing Models of Handedness in Stone Tools

Natalie Uomini and Lana Ruck

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/9780190854614.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When, why, and how did humans develop the extreme right-handedness found in this species? As reviewed in this chapter, several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the distribution of handedness ... More


Ethnoarchaeologies of Listening: Learning Technological Ontologies Bit by Bit

Kathryn Weedman Arthur

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the importance of understanding how a researcher’s long-term relationships within in a community and willingness to accept other ways of being and learning make space for ... More


Carson and Cahokia

Jay K. Johnson and John M. Connaway

in Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683400820
eISBN:
9781683401186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400820.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Carson Mounds Group, a large mound center located near the Mississippi River in northwestern Mississippi, has produced a complex suite of traits which suggest direct Cahokia contact. These traits ... More


Knapping in the Dark: Stone Tools and a Theory of Mind

James Cole

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/9780190854614.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Understanding the cognitive abilities of ancestral hominins remains challenging, despite the many advances of recent years, including new fossil discoveries and paleogenetic data. However, the ... More


Early Convergent Cultural Evolution: Acheulean Giant Core Methods of Africa

Gonen Sharon

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/9780190854614.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar traits in different species, resulting from adaptation to separate ecosystems. Two Acheulean giant core methods, discussed in this ... More


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

Karenleigh A. Overmann and Frederick L. Coolidge (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This anthology celebrates 40 years of an archaeology of mind, the investigation of how the modern human mind emerged, as discerned through material artifacts such as the stone tools used throughout ... More


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