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Title: Comment on de Beaune 'The invention of technology'
Contributor(s): Davidson, Iain (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.1086/381045
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Abstract: Evolution took an ancestor we shared with other African apes and transformed it into modern humans and those apes. Some of the changes affected the skeletal anatomy and presumable soft tissue as well. Other changes were certainly in the domain of behaviour, and archaeologists attempt to construct a narrative about those changes from an archaeological record dominated by the presence of stone tools. There are many more sites with stone tools than sites with fossil skeletal remains, so if we get our interpretations right archaeologists may be able to construct a fuller picture of that record than any other scientists of hominin and human evolution. It is a grand challenge, but it is not a straightforward one.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Current Anthropology, 45(2), p. 151-152
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Place of Publication: Chicago, USA
ISSN: 1537-5382
Field of Research (FOR): 210105 Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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