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LINGUIST List 22.4899

Wed Dec 07 2011

Books: Anthro Ling/Cog Sci: Henshilwood, d'Errico (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Homo Symbolicus: Henshilwood, d'Errico (Eds)


Message 1: Homo Symbolicus: Henshilwood, d'Errico (Eds)
Date: 07-Dec-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Homo Symbolicus: Henshilwood, d'Errico (Eds)
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Title: Homo Symbolicus
Subtitle: The dawn of language, imagination and spirituality
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/z.168

Editor: Christopher S. Henshilwood
Editor: Francesco d'Errico
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284099 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284099 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211897 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211897 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211897 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The emergence of symbolic culture, classically identified with the European
cave paintings of the Ice Age, is now seen, in the light of recent groundbreaking
discoveries, as a complex nonlinear process taking root in a remote past and in
different regions of the planet. In this book the archaeologists responsible for
some of these new discoveries, flanked by ethologists interested in primate
cognition and cultural transmission, evolutionary psychologists modelling the
emergence of metarepresentations, as well as biologists, philosophers, neuro-
scientists and an astronomer combine their research findings. Their results call
into question our very conception of human nature and animal behaviour, and
they create epistemological bridges between disciplines that build the
foundations for a novel vision of our lineage's cultural trajectory and the
processes that have led to the emergence of human societies as we know
them.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng )

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