Bridging theory and bow hunting: Human cognitive evolution and archaeology

Frederick L. Coolidge, Miriam Noël Haidle, Marlize Lombard, Thomas Wynn

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Recognising elements of a 'modern' mind or complex cognition in Stone Age archaeology is difficult and often disputed. A key question is whether, and in what way, the thinking of Homo sapiens differs from that of other species/sub-species of hominins. We argue that if the question of whether the modern mind is different from that of our ancestors or other members of the hominin family is to be fully explored, some focus should fall on technologies and behaviours unique to H. sapiens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
Issue number349
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archeology
  • General Arts and Humanities


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