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The archaeology of teaching and the evolution of Homo docens
(University of Chicago Press, 2017-4)
Teaching is present in all human societies, while within other species it is very limited. Something happened during the evolution of Homo sapiens that also made us Homo docens—the teaching animal. Based on discussions ...
Demonstration and pantomime in the evolution of teaching
(Frontiers Media, 2017)
Donald proposes that early Homo evolved mimesis as a new form of cognition. This article investigates the mimesis hypothesis in relation to the evolution of teaching. The fundamental capacities that distinguish hominin ...
Tracking the evolution of causal cognition in humans
(Istituto Italiano di Antropologia, 2017)
We suggest a seven-grade model for the evolution of causal cognition as a framework that can be used to gauge variation in the complexity of causal reasoning from the panin-hominin split until the appearance of cognitively ...
Causal cognition, force dynamics and early hunting technologies
(Frontiers Media, 2018)
With this contribution we analyze ancient hunting technologies as one way to explore the development of causal cognition in the hominin lineage. Building on earlier work, we separate seven grades of causal thinking. By ...