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The Resource Stone tools in human evolution : behavioral differences among technological primates, John J. Shea, Anthropology Department, Stony Brook University

Stone tools in human evolution : behavioral differences among technological primates, John J. Shea, Anthropology Department, Stony Brook University

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Stone tools in human evolution : behavioral differences among technological primates
Title
Stone tools in human evolution
Title remainder
behavioral differences among technological primates
Statement of responsibility
John J. Shea, Anthropology Department, Stony Brook University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Stone Tools in Human Evolution, John J. Shea argues that over the last three million years hominins' technological strategies shifted from occasional tool use, much like that seen among living non-human primates, to a uniquely human pattern of obligatory tool use. Examining how the lithic archaeological record changed over the course of human evolution, he compares tool use by living humans and non-human primates and predicts how the archaeological stone tool evidence should have changed as distinctively human behaviors evolved. Those behaviors include using cutting tools, logistical mobility (carrying things), language and symbolic artifacts, geographic dispersal and diaspora, and residential sedentism (living in the same place for prolonged periods). Shea then tests those predictions by analyzing the archaeological lithic record from 6,500 years ago to 3.5 million years ago
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Shea, John J.
Dewey number
930.1/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Tools, Prehistoric
  • Stone implements
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
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Stone tools in human evolution : behavioral differences among technological primates, John J. Shea, Anthropology Department, Stony Brook University
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Publication
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Contents
What we think we know about stone tools -- Describing stone tools -- Stone cutting tools -- Logistical mobility -- Language and symbolic artifacts -- Dispersal and diaspora -- Residential sedentism
Control code
CR9781316389355
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316389355
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316389355
Label
Stone tools in human evolution : behavioral differences among technological primates, John J. Shea, Anthropology Department, Stony Brook University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Nov 2016)
Contents
What we think we know about stone tools -- Describing stone tools -- Stone cutting tools -- Logistical mobility -- Language and symbolic artifacts -- Dispersal and diaspora -- Residential sedentism
Control code
CR9781316389355
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316389355
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316389355

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