Cognitive Archaeology and Human Evolution

Cognitive Archaeology and Human Evolution

FichaTextoEditorial Cambridge University Press

FichaTextoAno 2009

FichaTextoEan 9780521746113



This book presents new directions in the study of cognitive archaeology. Seeking to understand the conditions that led to the development of a variety of cognitive processes during evolution, it uses evidence from empirical studies and offers theoretical speculations about the evolution of modern thinking as well. The volume draws from the fields of archaeology and neuropsychology, which traditionally have shared little in the way of theories and methods, even though both disciplines provide crucial pieces to the puzzle of the emergence and evolution of human cognition.