The Center for Cognitive Archaeology will be offering its Neandertal Cognition class online in an accelerated format from December 10, 2018 through January 31, 2019.
How may Neandertals have experienced their world? How may their cognition and culture differed from ours? Were they pragmatic? Callous or cold-hearted? Did they love, were they charitable? Were they tough? Dogmatic? Xenophobic?
Join Professors Thomas Wynn and James Hicks for our online course in the Neandertal Cognition. Together, we will explore the mind of some of our recent ancestors to compare and contrast similarities and differences between our behavior and the behavior of these archaic humans. After a century of suffering the negative biases of early scholars, Neandertals are emerging from the shadows of prehistory to take their rightful place as explorers and innovators who fought to survive in a heretofore uninhabitable clime. Our course reviews the archaeological evidence via empirical models of cognition in an effort to understand the cognitive and behavioral strategies employed by Homo neanderthalensis during their nearly half million years of existence. Classes begin December 10, 2018 and conclude January 31,2019. For enrollment information, see https://www.uccs.edu/lases/full_program_listings/cca