Stone Tools & the Evolution of Human Cognition

Stone Tools & the Evolution of Human Cognition


Edited by April Nowell, Edited by Iain Davidson

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  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Colorado
  • ISBN 10: 1607321351
  • ISBN 13: 9781607321354
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 4 b/w photos, 29 line drawings & 3 tables
  • Sales rank: 514,547

Product description

Stone tools are the most durable and common type of archaeological remain and important sources of information about behaviours of early hominins. This book develops methods for examining questions of cognition, demonstrating the progression of mental capabilities from early hominins to modern humans through the archaeological record.

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Author information

April Nowell is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria. Iain Davidson is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia.

Review quote

"Editors April Nowell and Iain Davidson have assembled a fascinating set of chapters devoted to exploring the role of cognition in early stone tool creation and use... a valuable resource for anthropologists and psychologists alike." --Marissa L. Greif, "Evolutionary Psychology"