Imitation and shared intentionality in the Acheulean

Shipton, Ceri (2010) Imitation and shared intentionality in the Acheulean. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 20 2: 197-210. doi:10.1017/S0959774310000235

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Author Shipton, Ceri
Title Imitation and shared intentionality in the Acheulean
Journal name Cambridge Archaeological Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-7743
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0959774310000235
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 210
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Imitation and shared intentionality are traits essential to the socio-cultural adaptation of Homo sapiens. Non-human apes display some capacity for imitation and shared intentionality, but are deficient in comparison to Homo sapiens. The Acheulean archaeological record provides evidence that imitation and shared intentionality were part of the behavioural repertoire of the hominins manufacturing that industry. The palaeoneurological record suggests some early Homo specimens possessed the neural architecture associated with modern human imitation. From this evidence it is suggested that a propensity for imitation and shared intentionality evolved soon after 2 million years ago.
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