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The use of cognition as an interpretative device in prehistoric archaeology

Dr. Carmel Schrire

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Anthropology, Rutgers University

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October 16, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.

Psychology Room 101, Busch Campus

Dr. Carmel Schrire

Anthropology, Rutgers University

The use of cognition as an interpretative device in prehistoric archaeology

There is a major debate in prehistoric archaeology regarding the date and nature of the evolution of
people who think like we do. It draws on elements of what archaeologists call "cognition", but rests
heavily on material remains that are defined as signifying "modern symbolic thought". I will present
this debate to you, using pictures and objects, in order to garner your views on the matters that beset archaeologists.

Dr. Carmel Schrire