The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body

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The propensity to make music is the most mysterious, wonderful, and neglected feature of humankind: this is where Steven Mithen began, drawing together strands from archaeology, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience--and, of course, musicology--to explain why we are so compelled to make and hear music. But music could not be explained without addressing language, and could not be accounted for without understanding the evolution of the human body and mind. Thus Mithen arrived at the wildly ambitious project that unfolds in ...

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind, and Body 2006, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674021921

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