Contents

Section 1
Palaeoanthropology


Photogallery

Outline of Human Phylogeny

Evolutionary Trees
and DNA


Brain Evolution

Hand and Bipedality

Section 2
Social and socio-
cultural systems


Primate societies

Social relations and the evolution of culture

Social relations, communication and cognition

Human socio-cultural patterns

Tools and symbolic behaviour

Palaeolithic Art

Contemporary hunter-gatherer art

Section 3
Ontogeny and symbolism


The role of ontogenesis

Brain, cognition, and language

Early interaction and cognitive skills

Language and thought

Theories of symbolization
and development


Children's drawings and the evolution of art

Section 4
Language systems


Spoken language and
sign language


The gestural primacy hypothesis

Comparative cognition

Animal language and cognition

Language acquisition

Language
reconstruction


The prehistory of grammar

Writing systems

Handbook of Human Symbolic
Evolution

Edited by

ANDREW LOCK & CHARLES R. PETERS

CLARENDON PRESS : OXFORD
1996

Contents


Part I: Palaeoanthropology

1.
Photogallery of fossil skulls

2.
An outline of human phylogeny

Bernard Campbell

3
Evolutionary trees of apes and humans from DNA sequences

Peter J. Waddell and David Penny

4
Evolution of the human brain

Ralph Holloway

5
Evolution of the hand and bipedality

Mary Marzke


Part II: Social and socio-cultural systems

Editorial introduction to Part II: Social and socio-cultural systems

Part II(a): Comparative perspectives

6
Primate communication, lies, and ideas

Alison Jolly

7
Social relations, human ecology, and the evolution of culture: an exploration of concepts and definitions

Tim Ingold

8
Social relations, communication, and cognition

Andrew Lock and Kim Symes

Part II(b): Palaeoanthropological perspectives

9
On the evolution of human socio-cultural patterns

Randall White

10
The evolution of tools and symbolic behaviour

Thomas Wynn

11
The interpretation of European 'Palaeolithic art': Magic, mythogram, and metaphors for modernity

Margaret Conkey

12
Photogallery of contemporary hunter-gatherer art
A. Australian Aboriginal art

Andrew Lock and Margaret Nobbs

B. South African Bushman art

David Lewis-Williams, Thomas Dowson, Andrew Lock and Charles Peters


Part III: Ontogeny and symbolism

Editorial introduction to Part III: Ontogeny: symbolic development and symbolic evolution

13
The role of ontogenesis in human evolution and development

Chris Sinha

14
The ontogeny and evolution of the brain, cognition, and language


Kathleen Gibson

15
Early interaction and cognitive skills: implications for the acquisition of culture


David Messer and Glyn Collis

16
The origins of language and thought in early childhood

George Butterworth

17
Theories of symbolization and development

Chris Sinha

18
Children's drawings and the evolution of art

J. Gavin Bremner


Part IV: Language systems

Editorial introduction to Part IV: Language systems in an evolutionary perspective

20
Spoken language and sign language

Margaret Deuchar

21
A history of the study of language origins and the gestural primacy hypothesis

Gordon W. Hewes

22
Cognitive abilities in a comparative perspective

Andrew Lock and Michael Colombo

23
Animal language and cognition projects

Carolyn Ristau

24
Symbols and structures in language acquisition

Carolyn Johnson, Henry Davis, and Marlys Macken

25
The reconstruction of the evolution of human spoken language

Mary LeCron Foster

26
Theoretical stages in the prehistory of grammar

Leonard Rolfe

27
Social and cognitive factors in the historical elaboration of writing

David Barton and Mary Hamilton


Part V: Epilogue

28
Tempo and mode of change in the evolution of symbolism

Charles Peters