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Lombard, M., Högberg, A. & Haidle, M. N. (2019). Cognition: From Capuchin Rock Pounding to Lomekwian Flake Production. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 29(2), 201-231
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cognition: From Capuchin Rock Pounding to Lomekwian Flake Production
2019 (English)In: Cambridge Archaeological Journal, ISSN 0959-7743, E-ISSN 1474-0540, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 201-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although it is sometimes suggested that modern-day chimpanzee nut-cracking behaviour is cognitively similar to early stone-tool-knapping behaviour, few systematic comparative studies have tested this assumption. Recently, two further techno-behaviours were reported that could both represent intermediary phases in hominin cognitive evolution pertaining to our ultimate technological astuteness. These behaviours are that of bearded capuchin monkeys pounding rocks and very early stone-tool knapping from Lomekwi 3. Here we use a multi-model approach to directly compare cognitive aspects required for 11 techno-behaviours, ranging from the simplest capuchin pounding behaviour to the most complex chimpanzee nut-cracking and Lomekwi 3 knapping behaviours. We demonstrate a marked difference in broad-spectrum cognitive requirements between capuchin pounding on the one hand and Lomekwian bipolar knapping on the other. Whereas the contrast is less pronounced between chimpanzee nut-cracking scenarios and basic passive-hammer knapping at Lomekwi 3, the escalation in cognitive requirement between nut cracking and bipolar knapping is a good indication that early hominin flaking techniques are cognitively more taxing than chimpanzee nut-cracking behaviour today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
Archaeology Educational Sciences Other Biological Topics
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences; Natural Science, Science Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79125 (URN)10.1017/S0959774318000550 (DOI)000463186200002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 721-2014-2100
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-04-18Bibliographically approved
Högberg, A. (2018). Approaches to children's knapping in lithic technology studies. Revista de Arqueologia, 31(2), 58-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Approaches to children's knapping in lithic technology studies
2018 (English)In: Revista de Arqueologia, ISSN 0102-0420, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 58-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This text gives an overview of how lithic technology studies have approached the topic of finding and interpreting the work of children in lithic assemblages. It focuses on examples from Scandinavian and European contexts. A selection of published studies is presented. Methods used in lithic technology studies and results from these studies are discussed. Achievements made and obstacles that still needs to be resolved by future research are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brasilien: Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira, 2018
Keywords
children, lithic assemblages
National Category
Archaeology Educational Sciences
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79331 (URN)10.24885/sab.v31i2.613 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-12-29 Created: 2018-12-29 Last updated: 2019-01-10Bibliographically approved
Holtorf, C. & Högberg, A. (2018). Archaeology and the Future. In: Claire Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology: Living Edition. Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Archaeology and the Future
2018 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology: Living Edition / [ed] Claire Smith, Cham: Springer, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The future has seldom been an object of archaeological study even though there are some very profound and deep-reaching links between past, present, and future. At the same time, archaeologists work to preserve places, environments, and associated values and knowledge for future generations. But although it is not far-fetched to claim that the future will differ from what we are used to in the present, in managing archaeological heritage, most assumptions about the future do not build on an understanding of how the future will be different from today. We argue in this paper that archaeologists should not only promote historical consciousness but also future consciousness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Keywords
Heritage Futures, cultural heritage theory, critical heritage studies, future studies
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77069 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_2792-1 (DOI)978-3-319-51726-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-07 Created: 2018-08-07 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Högberg, A. (2018). At taenke ud over oprindelse: Nye tilgange til at forstå kulturarv og pluralitet. Social kritik tidsskrift for social analyse og debat, 30(153), 8-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>At taenke ud over oprindelse: Nye tilgange til at forstå kulturarv og pluralitet
2018 (Danish)In: Social kritik tidsskrift for social analyse og debat, ISSN 0904-3535, Vol. 30, no 153, p. 8-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Selskabet til Fremme af Social Debat, 2018
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73951 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-05 Created: 2018-05-05 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Schmidt, P. & Högberg, A. (2018). Heat treatment in the Still Bay: A case study on Hollow Rock Shelter, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 21, 712-720
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heat treatment in the Still Bay: A case study on Hollow Rock Shelter, South Africa
2018 (English)In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, ISSN 2352-409X, E-ISSN 2352-4103, Vol. 21, p. 712-720Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Still Bay, with its carefully crafted bifacial points, is one of the most enigmatic technocomplexes in the later Middle Stone Age of the southern African subcontinent. Heat treatment of silcrete has been documented in the Still Bay but it has recently been suggested that its application was restricted to the later stages of the production of points. This would confer a special role to heat treatment in the Still Bay if compared to the following Howiesons Poort technocomplex. In this paper, we analyse the silcrete assemblage from Hollow Rock Shelter for heating proxies to provide a first picture of the prevalence of heat treatment in the Still Bay and to investigate whether points were treated differently in terms of heat treatment than other end-products. Our results show no evidence of later-stage heat treatment but, on the contrary, comprehensive data to support heat treatment in an early stage of reduction. Relatively less silcrete was heated in the Still Bay than in later Howiesons Poort, revealing technological differences between both phases. We found a significant number of silcrete pieces that exploded during heat treatment and were still knapped afterwards, indicating a heating process that involved fast heating rates. We also found that points were not treated differently than the other end-products. These findings have implications for our understanding of the fabrication of bifacial points and the Still Bay chaîne opératoire in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Bifacial point production, Transformative technology, Lithic technology, Silcrete, Early pyrotechnology, Middle Stone Age archaeology
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77465 (URN)10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.08.046 (DOI)000449797000064 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 721-2014-2100German Research Foundation (DFG), SCHM 3275/2-1
Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-08-30 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Högberg, A. (2018). Heritage Education, the Time Travel Method and Developments in Theory. In: Ebbe Westergren, Gustav Wollentz (Ed.), The Time Travel Method: in the Service of Society and its Development : Papers from the international seminar in Kalmar 28 February 2018 (pp. 24-31). Kalmar: Kalmar läns museum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heritage Education, the Time Travel Method and Developments in Theory
2018 (English)In: The Time Travel Method: in the Service of Society and its Development : Papers from the international seminar in Kalmar 28 February 2018 / [ed] Ebbe Westergren, Gustav Wollentz, Kalmar: Kalmar läns museum , 2018, p. 24-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Kalmar läns museum, 2018
National Category
Archaeology History Educational Sciences
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Humanities, History; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77519 (URN)9789185926855 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-01 Created: 2018-09-01 Last updated: 2018-09-04Bibliographically approved
Holtorf, C. & Högberg, A. (2018). Kulturarvssektorn är dåligt förberedd för framtiden. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (4), 7-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kulturarvssektorn är dåligt förberedd för framtiden
2018 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 4, p. 7-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77466 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-08-30 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Högberg, A. (2018). Migration är inte den enda förklaringen till genflöden. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (2), 19-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration är inte den enda förklaringen till genflöden
2018 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 2, p. 19-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Archaeology Genetics
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73615 (URN)
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-05-11Bibliographically approved
Högberg, A. (2018). På plats – Symposium i Sydafrika: Svenska bidrag till forskingen om människans evolution. Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap (1), 14-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På plats – Symposium i Sydafrika: Svenska bidrag till forskingen om människans evolution
2018 (Swedish)In: Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap, ISSN 2001-2292, no 1, p. 14-14Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Archaeology Evolutionary Biology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71103 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-26 Created: 2018-02-26 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
Riede, F., Johannsen, N. N., Högberg, A., Nowell, A. & Lombard, M. (2018). The role of play objects and object play in human cognitive evolution and innovation. Evolutionary anthropology (Print), 27(1), 46-59
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of play objects and object play in human cognitive evolution and innovation
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2018 (English)In: Evolutionary anthropology (Print), ISSN 1060-1538, E-ISSN 1520-6505, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 46-59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this contribution, we address a major puzzle in the evolution of human material culture: If matur-ing individuals just learn their parental generation’s material culture, then what is the origin of keyinnovations as documented in the archeological record? We approach this question by coupling alife-history model of the costs and benefits of experimentation with a niche-construction perspec-tive. Niche-construction theory suggests that the behavior of organisms and their modification ofthe world around them have important evolutionary ramifications by altering developmentalsettings and selection pressures. Part ofHomo sapiens’niche is the active provisioning of childrenwith play objects—sometimes functional miniatures of adult tools—and the encouragement ofobject play, such as playful knapping with stones. Our model suggests that salient material cultureinnovation may occur or be primed in a late childhood or adolescence sweet spot when cognitiveand physical abilities are sufficiently mature but before the full onset of the concerns and costsassociated with reproduction. We evaluate the model against a series of archeological cases andmake suggestions for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
Keywords
play objects, object play, niche construction, innovation, creativity
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70975 (URN)10.1002/evan.21555 (DOI)000425146500008 ()29446561 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 721-2014-2100
Available from: 2018-02-18 Created: 2018-02-18 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
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