The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

The Rise of The Evolution of Modern Thinking

Author(s): Frederick L. Coolidge, Thomas Wynn

Print ISBN: 9781405152532

Online ISBN: 9781444308297

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308297


"In this well-structured book, a useful introduction lays out the main points of the volume, followed by three chapters devoted to the biological, neurological, and evolutionary aspects of the human brain . . . regardless of this difference of opinions, for those who missed the series of papers published by the two authors over the last decade, this book is a good way to catch up and to ponder some influential ideas in the research on modern humans." (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2011)

"Coolidge and Wynn offer many useful insights into hominid cognition and provide a framework for model building and testing that can generate unequivocal results. The real contribution of The Rise of Homo sapiens, then, is not in its conclusions, but in its methodological commitments." (Journal of Anthropological Research, 2010)"The book presents some intriguing ideas and offers alternative support for those who see a recent origin for modern human behaviour." (South African Archaeological Bulletin, 2010)

"Coolidge and Wynn have written a clear, well-researched book that provides a strongly reasoned theoretical argument." (PsycCRITIQUES, 2009)

"This volume will be of considerable interest to anyone working in the cognitive sciences, notably anthropologists, archaeologists, and neuropsychologists." (CHOICE, October 2009)