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Music, Language, and Human Evolution$
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Nicholas Bannan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199227341

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227341.001.0001

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Music and Mosaics

Music and Mosaics

The Evolution of Human Abilities

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Music, Language, and Human Evolution

Robert A. Foley

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of music in the evolutionary development of human abilities. It provides an overview of current understanding of human evolution based on genetic, fossil, and archaeological evidence and considers the concept of human abilities from an evolutionary perspective. It discusses the pattern of human evolution, the paradigm shift in human evolutionary studies, the pattern of evolution of human abilities, and Darwinian music. This chapter also considers the evolutionary patterns of hominins and the series of adaptive radiations.

Keywords:   music, human abilities, human evolution, Darwinian music, hominins and adaptive radiations

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