CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins: Lyn Wadley - The Origins of Human Imagination and How Technology Enhances Our Imagination

7/24/2018; 15 minutes

This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Early H. sapiens took imaginative expressions to new heights. By 100,000 years ago, perforated and ochre-covered marine shells were found in early modern human burials and living sites and thereafter more material culture items convey imagination. Lyn Wadley, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Recorded on 06/01/2018. (#33809)

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