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Handbook of Cognitive Archaeology: Psychology in Prehistory

The remains that archaeologists uncover reveal ancient minds at work as much as ancient hands, and for decades many have sought a better way of understanding those minds. This understanding is at the forefront of cognitive archaeology, a discipline that … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mind: Elements of Cognitive Archaeology

One of the most troubling problems in archaeology is to determine the manner and content of prehistoric thought. A fundamental challenge is to develop the theory, methodology and tools to understand human cognition. Cognitive archaeology as a subject is still … Continue reading

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Finding Ancient Seeds and bring them to Life before they are lost to History

The drive to bring extinct animal species back from the dead, such as the wooly mammoth or saber-toothed tiger, is picking up speed as genetics and biotechnology science advances. But animals are not the only life in danger of disappearing … Continue reading

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Archaeoacoustics: Did Ancient Civilizations Use Acoustic Design To Create Powerful Ritual Spaces?

Archaeologists are seeking to create a new experiential archaeology of the senses, including sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. The emerging field of archaeoacoustics is an instance of that trend. Archaeoacoustics combines archaeological and acoustical sciences to discover and possibly … Continue reading

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