Hominin cognitive evolution: identifying patterns and processes in the fossil and archaeological record

@article{Shultz2012HomininCE,
  title={Hominin cognitive evolution: identifying patterns and processes in the fossil and archaeological record},
  author={S. Shultz and E. Nelson and R. Dunbar},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367},
  pages={2130 - 2140}
}
As only limited insight into behaviour is available from the archaeological record, much of our understanding of historical changes in human cognition is restricted to identifying changes in brain size and architecture. Using both absolute and residual brain size estimates, we show that hominin brain evolution was likely to be the result of a mix of processes; punctuated changes at approximately 100 kya, 1 Mya and 1.8 Mya are supplemented by gradual within-lineage changes in Homo erectus and… Expand
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