December 22, 2008
  • Culture Resources: Media

    • Bentley, G. R. (1985) Hunter/gatherer energetics and fertility: A reassessment of the Kung San. Human Ecology, Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 79-109.
    • Bordes, François (1972) A Tale of Two Caves. New York: Harper and Row.
    • Byrne, R. and A. Whiten (1986) Machiavellian Intelligence. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    • Chase, Philip G. and Harold C. Dibble (1987) Middle Paleolithic symbolism: A review of current evidence and interpretations. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 6, pages 263-296.
    • Cheney, Dorothy L. and Robert M. Seyfarth (1990) How Monkeys See the World: Into the Mind of Another Species. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
    • De Waal, Frans (1996) Good Natured: The Evolution of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • De Waal, Frans (2000) Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex Among Apes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    • Dennett, Daniel (1991) Consciousness Explained. Boston: Little, Brown.
    • Dibble, Harold L. and Andre Debenath (1994) Handbook of Paleolithic Typology: Lower and Middle Paleolithic of Europe. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    • Dibble, Harold L. and Anta Montet-White, Editors. (1988) Upper Pleistocene Prehistory of Western Eurasia. University Museum Monograph 54. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    • Gladkih, Mikhail I., Ninelj L. Kornietz, and Olga Soffer (1984) Mammoth bone dwellings on the Russian Plain. Scientific American, Volume 251, Issue 5, pages 164-170.
    • James, Steven R. (1989) Hominid use of fire in the Lower and Middle Pleistocene. Current Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 1-26.
    • Kuhn, Steven L. (1995) Mousterian Lithic Technology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    • Marshack, Alexander (1991) The Roots of Civilization: the Cognitive Beginnings of Man's First Art, Symbol and Notation. Mount Kisco, N.Y.: Moyer Bell.
    • Nitecki, M. H. and D. V. Nitecki, Editors (1987) The Evolution of Human Hunting. New York: Plenum Press.
    • Ornstein, Robert (1992) The Evolution of Consciousness: The Origins of the Way We Think. New York: Prentice Hall Press.
    • Pearson, Michael Parker (2000) The Archaeology of Death and Burial. College Station, TX: Texas A & M Press.
    • Pepperberg, Irene Maxine (2000) The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
    • Pinker, Stephen (1994) The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language. New York: William Morrow.
    • Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue, Stuart G. Shanker, and Talbot J. Taylor (1998) Apes, Language, and the Human Mind. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Savage-Rumbaugh, Sue, and Roger Lewin (1996) Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
    • Schick, Kathy D. and Nicholas Toth (1993) Making Silent Stones Speak: Human Evolution and the Dawn of Technology. New York: Simon and Schuster.
    • Smuts, Barbara B., Dorothy L. Cheney, Robert M. Seyfarth, Richard W. Wrangham, and Thomas T. Struhsaker, Editors (1987) Primate Societies. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
    • Straus, Lawrence Guy (1989) On early hominid use of fire. Current Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 488-491.
    • Suzuki, David T. and Amanda McConnell (1999) The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
    • Vaughan, Patrick C. (1985) Use-Wear Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
    • Velichkovsky, Boris M. and Duane M. Rumbaugh, Editors (1996) Communicating Meaning: The Evolution and Development of Language. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
    • White, Randall (1986) Dark Caves, Bright Visions: Life in Ice Age Europe. New York: W. W. Norton.
    • Winterhalder, Bruce (1996) Social foraging and the behavioral ecology of intragroup resource transfers. Evolutionary Anthropology, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 46-57.
  • Culture Resources: Web Sites

    • Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
      ASSC promotes research within cognitive science, neuroscience, philosophy, and other relevant disciplines in the sciences and humanities, directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of consciousness.
    • Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI)
      The Institute cares for a unique family of five chimpanzees, including Washoe, who have acquired the signs of American Sign Language (ASL) and use those signs in conversations with each other and their human companions.
    • Europe Prehistoric Art
      Provides links to prehistoric art from around the world.
    • Footsteps of Man
      A central, massive linking page to rock art, rock art links, rock art information, maps, newspaper articles, and about sites all over the world.
    • Grotte Chauvet
      This is a bilingual site (French and English), created by the French Ministry of Culture, about the cave paintings in France. In addition to providing pictures and history, site also explains details of discovery and authentication.
    • Laugerie Basse
      The cliff of Laugerie Basse lies in Périgord Noir, in Les Eyzies, France. This natural shelter was home to Cro-Magnon men.
    • Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira
      The new Altamira Museum recently opened its doors in Santillana del Mar Cantabria, Spain. The caves have been for a longtime out of reach to the main public for conservation reasons, with visits restricted down to 3,000 people per year, causing three- year waiting lists. It is a great museum and scientists have built a real size "neocave" from precise laser-measurements on the original, re-creating the cave for visitors to experience the beauty of its paintings. The website provides information on the cave and its paintings. Website in Spanish.
    • National Center for Science Education
      National Center for Science Education, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. We are a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out. While there are organizations that oppose "scientific creationism" as part of their general goals (such as good science education, or separation of church and state), NCSE is the only national organization that specializes in this issue.
    • Prehistoric Technology
      This site contains prehistoric tools from the Provincial Museum of Alberta. There is a nice arrowhead collection and useful, explanatory text. A good introduction to tools and technologies.
    • Primate Gallery
      This site includes many photographs, recordings of vocalizations, and animations.
    • Primate Info Net
      A web site for people with an interest in the field of primatology. The site is maintained by the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    • The cave of Lascaux
    • The Center for Consciousness Studies
      The Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona encourages the promotion of open, scientifically rigorous and sustained discussions of all phenomena related to conscious experience.
    • The Gorilla Foundation
      This site is from the organization teaching gorillas sign language. It includes a section entitled Gorilla Facts which contains gorilla life information, plus photographs and video.
    • The Gorilla Foundation /
      TGF/ promotes the protection, preservation and propagation of gorillas. Project Koko, a primary focus of TGF/, involves teaching a modified form of American Sign Language to two lowland gorillas, Koko and Michael.
    • The Great Outdoor Recreation Page: Archeology/Cultural Sites
      Mesa Verde, Poverty Point, Chimney Rock, the Painted Caves of Europe, and much more. Maps, histories, myths, and site information for each site listed. Also includes links to archeology groups and specific sites.
    • The Jade Sea and a Treasure Trove of Fossils: Koobi Fora
      This is an African site excavated by the Leakey's. Follow the pages through maps and history to the tools themselves and an explanation of how they were made and used.
    • The Jane Goodall Institute
      The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things.
    • The Lithics Site
      This site links to all sorts of rock tool resources on the web, from straight archeological sites to a page called "Knappers Anonymous" for the modern day stone knapper.
    • The World of Chimpanzees
      This site provides information on chimp life and social behavior, as well as drawings and photographs.
    • Traditional Technology Links
      A page of links to specific technologies offered by an anthropology professor.
    • Trust for African Rock Art
      TARA, Trust for African Rock Art, aims at creating public awareness about the wide distribution and variety of rock paintings and engravings throughout Africa.
    • Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center Library Audiovisual Archive
      This site has a large collection of images, slide shows, and primates-in-films bibliography.