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We look back at the field of cognitive archaeology by discussing the moment of insight that inspired one of its pioneers, Thomas Wynn, to apply Piagetian developmental theory to the question of human cognitive evolution as understood through geometric relations in stone tools. We also review the work of other pioneers in the field, including Colin Renfrew and John Gowlett. We briefly describe the articles contained in the volume. Lastly, we look forward at where the field of cognitive archaeology may be headed.

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This page is a summary of: Introduction, May 2019, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0001.
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