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From Tools to Symbols. From Early Hominids to Modern Humans . In honour of Professor Phillip V. Tobias. By Francesco d’Errico & Lucinda Backwell (eds.) . Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 2005, 574 pp. ISBN 1-86814-417-8 (soft cover), 1-86814-434-8 (hard cover). Price: US$ 39.95 (soft cover), US$ 59.95 (hard cover).

From Tools to Symbols. From Early Hominids to Modern Humans . In honour of Professor Phillip V.... From Tools to Symbols. From Early Hominids to Modern Humans. In honour of Professor Phillip V. Tobias. By Francesco d'Errico & Lucinda Backwell (eds.). Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 2005, 574 pp. ISBN 1-86814-417-8 (soft cover), 1-86814-434-8 (hard cover). Price: US$ 39.95 (soft cover), US$ 59.95 (hard cover). The proceedings of a conference held 16­18 March, 2003, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, include 25 papers by participants, aiming to explore (xxiii) "...the origins of technology and the human brain, and the evolution of our species", long-standing interests of Phillip Tobias. Also, (p. 1) "...to synthesize and debate results of current research on the origin of humankind"; to "...highlight results of collaborative French-South African research projects"; and especially, to emphasize multidisciplinary collaboration among scholars. The papers are organized in rough chronological order, with analyses examining our oldest origins to those examining and comparing modern behaviours. With some overlap, several themes emerge: Seven papers address Miocene and Plio-Early Pleistocene origins of human physical form, cognitive behaviour and the formative Earlier Stone Age (ESA). Five address the later Middle Pleistocene to Later Pleistocene origins of anatomically modern humans (AMH), `Out of Africa', and the problem of identifying cultural `modernity' http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

From Tools to Symbols. From Early Hominids to Modern Humans . In honour of Professor Phillip V. Tobias. By Francesco d’Errico & Lucinda Backwell (eds.) . Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 2005, 574 pp. ISBN 1-86814-417-8 (soft cover), 1-86814-434-8 (hard cover). Price: US$ 39.95 (soft cover), US$ 59.95 (hard cover).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 5 (1): 151 – Oct 25, 2007

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© Copyright 2007 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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2191-5784
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10.3213/1612-1651-10090
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From Tools to Symbols. From Early Hominids to Modern Humans. In honour of Professor Phillip V. Tobias. By Francesco d'Errico & Lucinda Backwell (eds.). Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 2005, 574 pp. ISBN 1-86814-417-8 (soft cover), 1-86814-434-8 (hard cover). Price: US$ 39.95 (soft cover), US$ 59.95 (hard cover). The proceedings of a conference held 16­18 March, 2003, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, include 25 papers by participants, aiming to explore (xxiii) "...the origins of technology and the human brain, and the evolution of our species", long-standing interests of Phillip Tobias. Also, (p. 1) "...to synthesize and debate results of current research on the origin of humankind"; to "...highlight results of collaborative French-South African research projects"; and especially, to emphasize multidisciplinary collaboration among scholars. The papers are organized in rough chronological order, with analyses examining our oldest origins to those examining and comparing modern behaviours. With some overlap, several themes emerge: Seven papers address Miocene and Plio-Early Pleistocene origins of human physical form, cognitive behaviour and the formative Earlier Stone Age (ESA). Five address the later Middle Pleistocene to Later Pleistocene origins of anatomically modern humans (AMH), `Out of Africa', and the problem of identifying cultural `modernity'

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Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Oct 25, 2007

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