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Homo Symbolicus: The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality

Other editions – View all Homo Symbolicus: The recovery of 75,year-old shell beads and engraved ochre at Blombos Cave, about two hundred miles to the east of the meeting site in Cape Town, suggests that the behavior of Middle Stone Symbollcus people was mediated by symbolism.

The human major transition in relation to symbolic behaviour, including language, imagination, and spirituality. A New Perspective, a New Departure?. Muniza marked it as symbllicus Dec 04, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

Towards a symbol literacy approach in the education of children. Izzy Brown marked it as to-read Oct 14, Metarepresentation, Homo religiosusand Homo symbolicus Justin L. GroucuttUniversity of Oxford, in Antiquity 86 Library of Congress Control Number: The other middle-range theories: On the enactive origins of symbolic material culture.


Mapping behaviour and the evolution of the mind. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: What can currently available evidence of human physical and cultural evolution tell us about such matters? Osiris Oliphant marked it as to-read Jun 26, Is it adaptive, or did it evolve as a kind of neutral by-product of other human traits?

GlenBender rated it really liked it Nov 17, Nancy rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Richard marked it as to-read Aug 12, 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.

Complex cognition required for compound adhesive manufacture in the Middle Stone Age implies symbolic capacity Lyn Wadley. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Twelve scholars from four continents come together in South Africa to discuss some of the most intriguing questions emerging from Blombos, Pinnacle Point, Klasies River, and other far-flung sites. The shells were deliberately perforated and strung for possible use as necklaces or clothing decoration. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lizzie Luykx marked it as to-read May 26, Biology and mechanisms related to the dawn of language. The conversation about such compelling matters takes place on the continent that was home to the first modern humans in a port city perched on the shore of a beautiful bay in the shadow of the Table Mountains.


Annual Review of Sociology The Origins of Iconic Depictions: Image courtesy of Chris Henshilwood and Francesco d’Errico. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

In this book the archaeologists Their results call into question our 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. Trivia About Homo Symbolicus: International Journal of Children’s Spirituality Complex cognition required for compound adhesive manufacture in the Middle Stone Age implies symbolic capacity.