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Khurram mehte it it was amazing Jul 16, Quotes from The Prehistory of Where you may tell the science ends and the speculation starts?

On the way to showing how the world of our ancient ancestors shaped our modern modular mind, Steven Mithen shares one provocative insight after another as he answers a series of fascinating questions: You may send this item to up to five recipients. What we need to dde is to translate speculations into testable hypotheses or at least arguments that can be fully evaluated by archaeological data.

Arqueología de la mente : orígenes del arte, de la religión y de la ciencia

Blair rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Aborigines also regularly use “conjunction”, which is the joining of two or more technounits together. The words of course have not been fossilized but the art has indeed remained for us to see, evidence of their sudden intellectual awakening: Though I find his conception of a massively modular mind with cognitive fluidity to be far more realistic than the neo-phrenology of the orthodox evo psych crowd, even if it’s not quite right.


He describes a beginning state of “general intelligence” that was then supplemented by individual modules of “natural world intelligence,” “social intelligence,” and “technical intelligence.

However, Mithen trips up a bit when it comes to neuroscience, not so much getting it wrong as likely not having dug deep enough into the field.

The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

Kirby Robert Kurzban Michael T. Evolutionary psychology Psychology portal Evolutionary biology portal. What supports his assertions regarding modularity in the first place? Psychological development Morality Religion Depression Educational psychology Evolutionary aesthetics Music Darwinian literary studies Evolution of emotion.

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Mithin manages to express the excitement and reverence he has for the subject, eschewing jargon, hedging and academic understatement. I thought it was fun and a little wacky. There are so many explanatory and evidential holes in it that it gave me the howlin fantods. By arriving at original thoughts, which are often highly creative and rely on metaphor and analogy modern humans differ from archaic humans. Preview this item Preview this item. Peter Geyer rated arqueologiz it was amazing Mar 04, The nature of the archaeological record tells us that these intelligences were menet from each other.

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Arguing that only archaeology can answer many of the key questions raised by the new concept, Mithen delineates a three-phase sequence for the mind’s evolution over six million years—from early Homo in Africa to the ice-age Neanderthals to our modern modular minds. The way Mithen puts such a vast amount of knowledge in evolutionary and historical context is what makes this book invaluable, if dated.


A gloriously punchy little book which lays out Mithen’s theory for the evolution of the modern mind.

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A benchmark in the theory of human evolution. A very revealing book for me, configured how I believe humanity has come to be. Chris rated it it was amazing Aug 13, This is exactly the type of thing I love to read. I have dteven that it provided the basis for both our language and musical capacities today.

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For they do not employ material culture to this end. Chuq Yang rated it it was amazing May 26, Please verify that you are not a robot.