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Evolution of the physiological and neurological capacities for music

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Neuropsychological and developmental studies suggest human musical ability has a deep evolutionary history; but we do not find evidence of the manufacture and use of instruments, with which musical behaviours have often been assumed to be equated, until 70,000 years after the advent of Homo sapiens. This anomaly is addressed by examining the evidence from the fossil record for the evolution of the physiology and neurology required for musical behaviours, with the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0959774302000100

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Funding agency for:
Morley, I
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Cambridge Archaeological Journal Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
195-216
Publication date:
2002-10-01
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ISSN:
0959-7743
Source identifiers:
615148
Pubs id:
pubs:615148
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uuid:abda0db0-5656-45de-9243-35bce5b4a05c
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pubs:615148
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2016-04-13

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