4E cognition in the Lower Palaeolithic

@article{Wynn20214ECI,
  title={4E cognition in the Lower Palaeolithic},
  author={Thomas Wynn and Karenleigh A. Overmann and Lambros Malafouris},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  year={2021},
  volume={29},
  pages={99 - 106}
}
This essay introduces a special issue focused on 4E cognition (cognition as embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) in the Lower Palaeolithic. In it, we review the typological and representational cognitive approaches that have dominated the past 50 years of paleoanthropology. These have assumed that all representations and computations take place only inside the head, which implies that the archaeological record can only be an “external” product or the behavioral trace of “internal… 
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  • Philosophy
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