Shamanism and Cognitive Evolution (with comments)

@article{Winkelman2002ShamanismAC,
  title={Shamanism and Cognitive Evolution (with comments)},
  author={Michael A. Winkelman},
  journal={Cambridge Archaeological Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={71 - 101}
}
Shamanic referents in Upper Palaeolithic cave art indicate its pivotal role in the Middle–Upper Palaeolithic transition. Etic models of shamanism derived from cross-cultural research help articulate the shamanic paradigm in cave art and explicate the role of shamanism in this transition. Shamanism is found cross-culturally in hunter-gatherer societies, constituting an ecological and psychosociobiological adaptation that reflects the ritual and cosmology of early modern humans. Shamanism played… Expand
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