Children, teaching and the evolution of humankind

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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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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Linnaeus University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ethnology

Keywords

  • Children, Learning, Stone tools, Teaching
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalChildhood in the Past
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes