List of John Benjamins publications for which Paul Pettitt plays a role.
Chapter 8. The living as symbols, the dead as symbols: problematising the scale and pace of hominin symbolic evolution. Homo Symbolicus: The dawn of language, imagination and spirituality, Henshilwood, Christopher S. and Francesco d'Errico (eds.), pp. 141–1622011.
The ‘symbolic capacity’ has come to be seen as a core trait of anatomically modern humans, and probably separates them cognitively and behaviourally from all other hominins. While archaeologists agree on what aspects of the archaeological record constitute evidence of symbolism, such as burials,… read more | Article