publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Holocene Crossroads: Managing the Risks of Cultural Evolution

Steiner, George F.;
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  • Published: 17 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The steady growth of hominin cranial capacity during the Lower and Middle Paleolithic (L/MP) supported the emergence of controlled vocalizations, orchestrated mimetic techniques, deductive tracking skills and exogrammatic information storage. ‘Exograms’ are defined as memory traces stored outside the brain as consciously-sequenced information packages meant to stabilize abstract calibrations of reality. The first instances of their use document the universal emergence of a species-specific objective state of consciousness. Although the ability to produce them is a biological development, the transmission of exogrammatic meaning becomes culturally-conditioned. As...
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free text keywords: anarchaeology; Bushmen; gene-culture coevolution; cultural heterochrony; Holocene; Neanderthals; neoteny; niche construction; ritual; rock art; self-domestication; Upper Paleolithic
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Holocene Crossroads: Managing the Risks of Cultural Evolution

Steiner, George F.;