Stone tools and the linguistic capabilities of earlier hominids.
Cambridge Archaeological Journal
245 - 256.
The evolution of human manipulative abilities may be clearly linked to the evolution of speech motor control Both creativity and complexity in vocal and manipulative gestures may be closely linked to a single dimension of brain evolution — the evolution of absolute brain size. Inferring the linguistic capabilities of earlier hominids from their lithic artefacts, however, required us to take account of domain-specific constraints on manipulative skill In this article we report on a pilot flint-knapping experiment designed to identify such constraints ‘in action’.
|Title:||Stone tools and the linguistic capabilities of earlier hominids|
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