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As well as words: Congo Pygmy hunting, mimicry and play

LEWIS, J; (2009) As well as words: Congo Pygmy hunting, mimicry and play. In: Botha, RP and Knight, C, (eds.) The cradle of language. (236 - 256). Oxford University Press: New York, US. Green open access

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Book description: This book is the first to focus on the African origins of human language. It explores the origins of language and culture 250,000-150,000 years ago when modern humans evolved in Africa. Scholars from around the world address the fossil, genetic, and archaeological evidence and critically examine the ways it has been interpreted. The book also considers parallel developments among Europe's Neanderthals and the contrasting outcomes for the two species. Following an extensive introduction contextualizing and linking the book's topics and approaches, fifteen chapters bring together many of the most significant recent findings and developments in modern human origins research. The fields represented by the authors include genetics, biology, behavioural ecology, linguistics, archaeology, cognitive science, and anthropology.

Type:Book chapter
Title:As well as words: Congo Pygmy hunting, mimicry and play
ISBN:0199545855
ISBN-13:9780199545858
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199545858.do?keyword=9780199545858&sortby=bestMatches
Additional information:Full text made available here with permission from publisher
Keywords:Language Arts & Disciplines
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology

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