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The Resource Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, 57 illustrations

Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, 57 illustrations

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Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind
Title
Thinking big
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how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind
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Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, 57 illustrations
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eng
Summary
When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? It is the contention of this pathbreaking and provocative book that it was the need for early humans to live in ever-larger social groups, and to maintain social relations over ever-greater distances the ability to think big that drove the enlargement of the human brain and the development of the human mind. This social brain hypothesis, put forward by evolutionary psychologists such as Robin Dunbar, one of the authors of this book, can be tested against archaeological and fossil evidence, as archaeologists Clive Gamble and John Gowlett show in the second part of Thinking Big. Along the way, the three authors touch on subjects as diverse and diverting as the switch from finger-tip grooming to vocal grooming or the crucial importance of making fire for the lengthening of the social day. Ultimately, the social worlds we inhabit today can be traced back to our Stone Age ancestors
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1947-
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Gamble, Clive
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1947-
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  • Gowlett, John
  • Dunbar, R. I. M.
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True
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  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Brain
  • Cognition and culture
  • Brain
  • Cognition and culture
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
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how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind
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Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, 57 illustrations
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
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Contents
Psychology meets archaeology -- What it means to be social -- Ancient social lives -- Ancestors with small brains -- Building the human niche : three crucial skills -- Ancestors with large brains -- Living in big societies
Control code
1042489
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500051801
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013950868
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780500051801
  • (OCoLC)880685676
Label
Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar, 57 illustrations
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Psychology meets archaeology -- What it means to be social -- Ancient social lives -- Ancestors with small brains -- Building the human niche : three crucial skills -- Ancestors with large brains -- Living in big societies
Control code
1042489
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780500051801
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013950868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500051801
  • (OCoLC)880685676

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