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Evidence, Inference and Human Evolution: Essays in the Philosophy of Cognitive Archaeology

Pain, Ross


The promise of cognitive archaeology is considerable: the discipline can potentially outline a chronology of human cognitive evolution, and offer insights into the dynamics involved. However, the field faces two major methodological hurdles. First, it is a historical science; one that requires running inferences from the archaeological record to the cognitive capacities of our hominin ancestors. Second, it requires synthesising work from a disparate range of disciplines, including archaeology,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/412T-TX13


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