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p. 313. Human skills and experienceslocked

  • Chris Gosden

Abstract

‘Human skills and experiences’ considers the nature of intelligence, together with the evidence and theories behind the origins of humanity and the difficulties of investigating early human behaviour. In studying prehistory it is necessary to move past conventional definitions of intelligence, focusing on practical applications of knowledge and skills rather than communication. The real questions about the origins of humanity relate to social interaction and behaviour, which requires a great deal of inference from the evidence available. It is therefore extremely difficult to define human origins, and the geographic and chronological specifics remain an ongoing source of controversy.

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