Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity. What were the driving factors in the development of new technologies? What caused the stasis in stone tool technological innovation in the Early Pleistocene? Were there specific regions and episodes of enhanced technological development, or did it occur at a steady pace where ancestral humans lived? The authors are archaeologists who address these questions, armed with data from ancient artefacts such as shell beads used as jewelry, primitive musical instruments, and sophisticated techniques required to fashion certain kinds of stone into tools. Providing 'state of art' discussions that step back from the usual archaeological publications that focus mainly on individual site discoveries, this book presents the full picture on how and why creativity in Middle to Late Pleistocene archeology/anthropology evolved. Gives a full, original and multidisciplinary perspective on how and why creativity evolved in the Middle to Late Pleistocene Enhances our understanding of the big leaps forward in creativity at certain times Assesses the intellectual creativity of Homo erectus, H. neanderthalensis, and H. sapiens via their artefacts

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  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 132 pages
  • ISBN : 0444538216
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity
  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 June 2021
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Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity. What were the driving factors in the development of new technologies? What caused the stasis in stone tool technological innovation in the Early Pleistocene? Were there specific regions and episodes of enhanced technological development, or did it occur at a steady pace where ancestral humans lived?

Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity
  • Author : Scott Elias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKOrigins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity. What were the driving factors in the development of new technologies? What caused the stasis in stone tool technological innovation in the Early Pleistocene? Were there specific regions and episodes of enhanced technological development, or did it occur at a steady pace where ancestral humans lived?

The Origin of Ideas

The Origin of Ideas
  • Author : Mark Turner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2014
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Humans are unique among all other species in having one cognitive attribute-the ability, almost without conscious effort, to engage in blending. This is the first book that brings the theory of blending to a wide audience and shows how blending is at the heart of the origin of ideas.

The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity
  • Author : Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 03 October 2017
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“Brimming with ideas. . . . The Origins of Creativity approach[es] creativity scientifically but sensitively, feeling its roots without pulling them out.”—Economist In a stirring exploration of human nature recalling his foundational work Consilience, Edward O. Wilson offers a “luminous” (Kirkus Reviews) reflection on the humanities and their integral relationship to science. Both endeavors, Wilson argues, have their roots in human creativity—the defining trait of our species. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolution, and neurobiology, Wilson demonstrates that

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 05 October 2010
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A fascinating deep dive on innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Unexpected Life The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven

The Myths of Creativity

The Myths of Creativity
  • Author : David Burkus
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 07 October 2013
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How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few. But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. The Myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation. Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms

Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind
  • Author : Mark Pagel
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 27 February 2012
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“Does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, art, and . . . morality.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review A unique trait of the human species is that our personalities, lifestyles, and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—namely, the culture into which we are born. It is our cultures and not our genes that determine which foods we eat, which languages we speak, which people we love and marry, and which people we kill

The Roots of Change

The Roots of Change
  • Author : Brent Meriwether Simpson
  • Publisher : IT Studies in Indigenous Knowl
  • Release : 21 June 1999
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Focusing attention human creativity and social interaction, and building on the view that these innate human characteristics are central forces in the evolution of local agricultural systems, this volume explores the patterns of farmers' individual and joint behaviour in the generation, adaption and spread of new agricultural practices.

Human Evolution and the Origins of Hierarchies

Human Evolution and the Origins of Hierarchies
  • Author : Benoît Dubreuil
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 06 September 2010
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In this book, Benoît Dubreuil explores the creation and destruction of hierarchies in human evolution. Combining the methods of archaeology, anthropology, cognitive neuroscience and primatology, he offers a natural history of hierarchies from the point of view of both cultural and biological evolution. This volume explains why dominance hierarchies typical of primate societies disappeared in the human lineage and why the emergence of large-scale societies during the Neolithic period implied increased social differentiation, the creation of status hierarchies, and,

Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory

Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory
  • Author : Steven Mithen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 10 August 2005
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We live in a world surrounded by remarkable cultural achievements of human kind. Almost every day we hear of new innovations in technology, in medicine and in the arts which remind us that humans are capable of remarkable creativity. But what is human creativity? The modern world provides a tiny fraction of cultural diversity and the evidence for human creativity, far more can be seen by looking back into prehistory. The book examines how our understanding of human creativity can

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present
  • Author : Ilja Van Damme,Bert De Munck,Andrew Miles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 September 2017
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This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the status of the city as the primary site of human creativity and innovation. So far, however, nobody has challenged the core premise underlying this narrative, asking why we automatically have to look at cities as being the

The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark
  • Author : Agustín Fuentes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 21 March 2017
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A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth? Creativity. It is the secret of what makes humans special, hiding in plain sight. Agustín Fuentes argues that your child's finger painting comes essentially from the same place as creativity in hunting and gathering millions of years ago, and throughout history in

Life Finds a Way

Life Finds a Way
  • Author : Andreas Wagner
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 11 June 2019
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How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless,

Creativity

Creativity
  • Author : Elkhonon Goldberg PhD, ABPP
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
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What is the nature of human creativity? What are the brain processes behind its mystique? What are the evolutionary roots of creativity? How does culture help shape individual creativity? Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation by Elkhonon Goldberg is arguably the first ever book to address these and other questions in a way that is both rigorous and engaging, demystifying human creativity for the general public. The synthesis of neuroscience and the humanities is a unique feature