Welcome to the official blog of the University of Colorado Center for Cognitive Archaeology!


Our hope is that this blog will provide a venue for contributions and discussions on topics related to the evolution of hominin cognition. Scholars specializing in evolutionary cognitive archaeology are still relatively few and spread far apart geographically. Finding informed criticism is a challenge, not to mention keeping track of developments in fields as disparate as cognitive neuroscience, semiotics, primatology, and hominin paleontology. We thus hope that this blog will help create and maintain a community of scholars with related interests.

A parallel goal of the blog will to provide a point of access for anyone in the general public interested in cognitive evolution or Palaeolithic archaeology.

Among the resources the blog will provide are:

  • Links to current and past articles and book chapters
  • Links to related sites such as paleoneurology and neuroaesthetics
  • Blog posts that call attention to developments in related fields
  • Drafts of work in progress with opportunities for comments and suggestions
  • Announcements of upcoming conferences and events
  • Contact information for scholars currently active in evolutionary cognitive archaeology
  • Contact information for academic programs with opportunities in hominin cognitive evolution

As this is a new endeavor, guided by aging, social media naïve editors, we encourage suggestions about how to improve the site to make it a more effective tool for communication.

As an initial offering, I will soon make available a series of blog posts that present my recollections of the history of evolutionary cognitive archaeology.

Thomas Wynn

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