From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans

  title={From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans},
  author={Penny Spikins and H. Rutherford and Andrew Needham},
  journal={Time and Mind},
  pages={303 - 325}
Abstract We are increasingly aware of the role of emotions and emotional construction in social relationships. However, despite their significance, there are few constructs or theoretical approaches to the evolution of emotions that can be related to the prehistoric archaeological record. Whilst we frequently discuss how archaic humans might have thought, how they felt might seem to be beyond the realm of academic inquiry. In this paper we aim to open up the debate into the construction of… Expand
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