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Origins of cumulative culture in human evolution—researchers identify contributions to today's culture and technology

Phys.org - Mon 17 Jun 24

Each of us individually is the accumulated product of thousands of generations that have come before us in an unbroken line. Our culture and technology today are also the result of thousands ...

To Follow the Real Early Human Diet, Eat Everything

Scientific American - Tue 25 Jun 24

Nutrition influencers claim we should eat meat-heavy diets like our ancestors did. But our ancestors didn’t actually eat that way

The Oldest Known Burial Site in The World Wasn't Created by Our Species

ScienceAlert - Wed 19 Jun 24

We weren't the first to grieve.

Stone tool archeological record shows recent boost in sophistication

Ars Technica - Tue 18 Jun 24

Enlarge (credit: IURII BUKHTA) A key aspect of humans' evolutionary success is the fact that we don't have to learn how to do things from scratch. Our societies have developed ...

A Critical Boom in Technology Traced Back More Than Half a Million Years

ScienceAlert - Tue 18 Jun 24

This was where it all began.

0524--cumulative

Scientific American - Mon 17 Jun 24

The advent of “cumulative culture”—teaching others and passing down that knowledge—may have reached an inflection point around the time Neandertals and modern humans ...

When Did Humans Start Accumulating Social Knowledge?

Anthropology.net - Mon 24 Jun 24

A key aspect of human evolutionary success is our ability to build on past knowledge. Unlike other species, humans don't have to learn how to do things from scratch. Our societies have developed ...

New Research Unravels the Origins of Cumulative Culture in Human Evolution

SciTechDaily - Tue 25 Jun 24

Our modern culture and technology stem from millennia of cultural knowledge that has been continually accumulated and reinterpreted. We are each the culmination of thousands...

Origins of cumulative culture in human evolution

ScienceDaily - Tue 18 Jun 24

Cumulative culture -- the accumulation of technological modifications and improvements over generations -- allowed humans to adapt to a diversity of environments and challenges. But, it is unclear ...

Origins of cumulative culture in human evolution, Scienmag - Mon 17 Jun 24
Origins of cumulative culture in human evolution, Eurekalert - Mon 17 Jun 24