“The Politics”

CITATION: Aristotle. 1981. Tr. T.A. Sinclair, rev. T.J. Saunders. Harmondsworth: Penguin. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: Internet Classics Archive version (tr. Jowett) at http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.html ABSTRACT: In The Politics Aristotle addresses the questions that lie at the heart of political science. How should society be ordered to ensure the happiness of the individual? Which forms of government are best and […]

“Climate, Environment and Early Human Innovation: Stable Isotope and Faunal Proxy Evidence from Archaeological Sites (98-59ka) in the Southern Cape, South Africa”

CITATION: Roberts, P., C. S. Henshilwood, K. L. van Niekerk, P. Keene, A. Gledhill, J. Reynard, S. Badenhorst and J. Lee-Thorp. 2016 PLoS One 11(7):e0157408. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157408 ABSTRACT: The Middle Stone Age (MSA) of southern Africa, and in particular its Still Bay and Howiesons Poort lithic traditions, represents a period of dramatic subsistence, cultural, and […]

The Human Climate

THIS POST IS PART OF OUR ANTHROPOCENE BIOSPHERE PROJECT–A SERIES OF POSTS ON ERLE ELLIS’ ‘ECOLOGY IN AN ANTHROPOGENIC BIOSPHERE‘ (ECOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS, 85/3 (2015)) To understand this massive and sustained human transformation of Earth’s ecology, it is necessary to consider human societies as a global force capable of interacting with and reshaping ecology across the Earth […]

“From hominins to humans: how sapiens became behaviourally modern”

CITATION: K. Sterelny. 2011. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, vol. 366, pp. 809–822. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: DOI:10.1098/rstb.2010.0301 ABSTRACT: This paper contributes to a debate in the palaeoarchaeological community about the major time-lag between the origin of anatomically modern humans and the appearance of

“A Paleolithic Reciprocation Crisis: Symbols, Signals, and Norms”

CITATION: K. Sterelny. 2014. Biological Theory, vol. 9, pp 65-77. ON-LINE AVAILABILITY: DOI: 10.1007/s13752-013-0143-x ABSTRACT: Within paleoanthropology, the origin of behavioral modernity is a famous problem. Very large-brained hominins have lived for around half a million years, yet social lives resembling those known from the ethnographic record appeared perhaps 100,000 years ago. Why did it take 400,000 years for […]

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