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Hominin cognitive evolution: identifying patterns and processes in the fossil and archaeological record.

Abstract:

As only limited insight into behaviour is available from the archaeological record, much of our understanding of historical changes in human cognition is restricted to identifying changes in brain size and architecture. Using both absolute and residual brain size estimates, we show that hominin brain evolution was likely to be the result of a mix of processes; punctuated changes at approximately 100 kya, 1 Mya and 1.8 Mya are supplemented by gradual within-lineage changes in Homo erectus and ...

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10.1098/rstb.2012.0115

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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
367
Issue:
1599
Pages:
2130-2140
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:b12bc11a-f029-4038-baa1-04aa0053b590
Source identifiers:
346735
Local pid:
pubs:346735

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