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Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology

Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge


Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology champions the use of formal cognitive models in the analysis of prehistoric remains from the deep past. The authors of individual chapters include many of the leading authorities in the nascent field of cognitive archaeology. After a historically organized introduction to evolutionary cognitive archaeology by Thomas Wynn, the chapters present and apply several different cognitive models to Palaeolithic remains, including expert cognition (T. Wynn, M. Lombard, M. Haidle, F. L. Coolidge), information processing (P. Barnard, I. Davidson, R. Byrne), mat ... More

Keywords: Archaeology, cognition, evolution, cognitive model, hominin, interdisciplinary

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190204112
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Wynn, editor
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Frederick L. Coolidge, editor
Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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2 The Expert Cognition Model in Human Evolutionary Studies

Thomas Wynn, Miriam Haidle, Marlize Lombard, and Frederick L. Coolidge

5 Materiality and Numerical Cognition

Karenleigh A. Overmann

6 Art Without Symbolic Mind

Manuel Martín-Loeches

9 Bootstrapping Ordinal Thinking

Thomas Wynn, Karenleigh A. Overmann, Frederick L. Coolidge, and Klint Janulis

10 Epilogue

Frederick L. Coolidge and Thomas Wynn

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