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The emergence of symbolic culture, classically identified with the European cave paintings of the Ice Age, is now seen, in the light of recent groundbreaking. Homo symbolicus: The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality. Christopher S. Henshilwood and Francesco d’Errico (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Homo Symbolicus: The dawn of language, imagination and spirituality [ Christopher S. Henshilwood, Francesco d’Errico] on *FREE* shipping on.

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Homo Symbolicus: The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality

Biology symbolocus mechanisms related to the dawn of language. In this book the archaeologists responsible for some of these new discoveries, flanked by ethologists interested in primate cognition and cultural transmission, evolutionary psychologists modelling the emergence of metarepresentations, as well as biologists, philosophers, neuro-scientists and an astronomer combine their research findings.

Cambridge Archaeological Journal Turing instabilities in biology, culture, and consciousness? Dawn marked it as to-read Oct 05, Mapping behaviour and the evolution of the mind. The shells were deliberately perforated and strung for possible use as necklaces or clothing decoration.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In this book the archaeologists responsible for some of these new discoveries, flanked by ethologists interested in primate cognition and cultural transmission, evolutionary psychologists modelling the emergence of metarepresentations, as symbolidus as biologists, philosophers, neuro-scientists and an astronomer combine their research findings.

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Homo Symbolicus: The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality by Christopher S. Henshilwood

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mary Ann Meyers, Ph. Middle Stone Age engravings and their significance to the debate on the emergence of symbolic material culture. Henk Vogel marked it as to-read Jan 06, In this book the archaeologists responsible for some of these new discoveries, flanked by ethologists interested in primate cognition zymbolicus cultural transmission, evolutionary psychologists modelling the emergence of metarepresentations, as well as biologists, philosophers, neuro-scientists and an astronomer combine their research findings.

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‘Homo Symbolicus’: The Dawn of Language, Imagination, and Spirituality

Henshilwood and Francesco d’Errico. Can human evolution inform debates about purpose and meaning in the universe? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences WilloughbyUniversity of Albertain PaleoAnthropologypag.

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Homo Symbolicus

The other middle-range theories: Bianca Ghelbere marked it as to-read Mar 16, Goodreads helps himo keep track of books you want to read. Rizwan marked it as to-read Dec 02, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality This particular combination of ideas on the evolution of human cognition is not available anywhere else, and is a useful starting point for research into this complex topic.

But they also make it clear that modern Homo sapiens may not have been as unique as some of us paleoanthropologists would prefer. Their results call into question hoko very conception of human nature and animal behaviour, and they create epistemological bridges between disciplines that build the foundations for a novel vision of our lineage’s cultural trajectory and the processes that have led to the emergence of human societies as we know them.

Richard marked it as to-read Aug 12, Image courtesy of Chris Henshilwood and Francesco d’Errico. Contents 1 Pan Symbolicus.