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The Resource The Nature of Culture : Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium 'the Nature of Culture', Held in Tübingen, Germany, 15-18 June 2011

The Nature of Culture : Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium 'the Nature of Culture', Held in Tübingen, Germany, 15-18 June 2011

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The Nature of Culture
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Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium 'the Nature of Culture', Held in Tübingen, Germany, 15-18 June 2011
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The Nature of Culture : Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium 'the Nature of Culture', Held in Tübingen, Germany, 15-18 June 2011
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The Nature of Culture : Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium 'the Nature of Culture', Held in Tübingen, Germany, 15-18 June 2011
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  • Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 The Nature of Culture: Research Goals and New Directions -- References -- 2 Lessons from Tasmania -- Cultural Performance Versus Cultural Capacity -- Abstract -- The Primitive Tasmanian Image -- The Three Dimensions of Cultural Performances -- Tasmanian Cultural Performances in the Late 18th Century -- Assessment of a Minimum of Cultural Capacities from a Set of Cultural Performances -- Conclusions: Lessons from Tasmania -- References -- 3 Culture as a Form of Nature -- Abstract -- The Status Quo of Nature -- Culture as a Variation of Nature -- Nature as an External and Internal Constitution -- The Dense Context of Nature -- The Problem of Conscious Inner Space -- Consciousness as a Social Organ -- Consciousness -- Independence Within Context -- The Public Interaction of Spirit and Reason -- The Meaning of Signs -- The Role of Written Language -- References -- 4 The Evolution of Hominin Culture and Its Ancient Pre-hominin Foundations -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Evolution of Culture in the Animal Kingdom -- Evidence for Animal Social Learning, Traditions and Culture -- Social Information Transfer -- Traditions -- Multiple-Tradition Cultures -- Cumulative Culture -- The Dimensions of Ancestral Ape Culture -- Multiple-Tradition Cultures -- Cultural Content: Percussive Technology -- Social Learning Processes -- Imitation, Emulation, and the Cultures of the Oldowan and Acheulean -- The Evolution of Human Culture, Deep Social Mind and the Socio-Cognitive Niche -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- 5 Scarce but Significant: The Limestone Component of the Acheulean Site of Gesher Benot Ya&!#x2032 -- 'aqov, Israel -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Typology of Limestone Artifacts -- Cores and Core-Tools -- The Typological L̀̀ife History'' of Percussors -- Flakes and Flake-Tools
  • Technology of Limestone Artifacts -- Cores and Core-Tools -- Flakes and Flake-Tools -- Discussion: The Limestone Reduction Sequence -- Cognitive Abilities -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 6 Technological Transformations Imply Cultural Transformations and Complex Cognition -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Technological Transformations -- Cultural Transformations -- Closing Remarks on the Nature of Homo sapiens Culture -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 7 Neanderthal Utilitarian Equipment and Group Identity: The Social Context of Bifacial Tool Manufacture and Use -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Social Context of Artifact Manufacture -- The Role of Bifaces in Late Neanderthal Groups: Mousterian of Acheulean Tradition and Micoquian Compared -- Discussion: Neanderthal Utilitarian Equipment and Group Identity -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 8 Tracing Group Identity in Early Upper Paleolithic Stone and Organic Tools -- Some Thoughts and Many Questions -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Style in the Archaeological Discourse -- The Archaeological Evidence -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 9 Childhood, Play and the Evolution of Cultural Capacity in Neanderthals and Modern Humans -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Human Life History -- Childhood in Neanderthals and Modern Humans -- Cognitive Development in Childhood -- The Evolutionary Importance of Play -- What Is Play? -- Costs and Benefits of Play -- Why Stop Playing? -- Fantasy Play -- Evolutionary Implications of Fantasy Play -- Discussion and Conclusion -- The Implications of a Shorter Childhood in Neanderthals -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 Stone Tools: Evidence of Something in Between Culture and Cumulative Culture? -- Abstract -- Introduction -- What Is Culture? -- Original Definitions -- Learned Behavior -- Culture and Material Culture
  • Culture in Non-human Animals and Evolution -- Models of Culture in Hominin Evolution -- Stone Tools and the Variables of the Evolutionary Transformation of Culture -- Behavioral Issues in the OALMUP Sequence -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 11 The Island Test for Cumulative Culture in the Paleolithic -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Archaeological Record of Oldowan and Acheulean -- The Island Test for Cumulative Culture -- Zones of Latent Solutions: Archaeological Expectations and Complications -- Geographic Variation -- Temporal Variation -- The Reappearance of Old Forms -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 12 Mountaineering or Ratcheting? Stone Age Hunting Weapons as Proxy for the Evolution of Human Technological, Behavioral and Cognitive Flexibility -- Abstract -- Introduction -- An Abbreviated Account of the Evolution of Human Hunting Technologies -- Single-Component Spears -- Stone-Tipped Spears -- Bow-and-Arrow Technology -- But, Is It Ratcheting? -- Or Is It Mountaineering? -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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