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Children, teaching and the evolution of humankind

Högberg, Anders and Gärdenfors, Peter LU (2015) In Childhood in the Past 8(2). p.113-121
Abstract

Social learning is essential for human evolution. To achieve such learning, cultural processes which trigger the development of active teaching and intergenerational transmission and accumulation of knowledge are needed. The understanding of how such systems and processes were developed over a long time is essential for our understanding of human evolution. The identification of children’s learning activities in the archaeological record is crucial for how we may develop this understanding.

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Children, Learning, Stone tools, Teaching
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Childhood in the Past
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8
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2
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9 pages
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Taylor and Francis Ltd.
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1758-5716
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10.1179/1758571615Z.00000000033
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English
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  title        = {Children, teaching and the evolution of humankind},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1758571615Z.00000000033},
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