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The Prehistory of Music

Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

Häftad,  Engelska, 2018-06-07
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This volume investigates the evolutionary origins of our musical abilities, the nature of music, and the earliest archaeological evidence for musical activities amongst our ancestors. It seeks to understand the relationship between our musical capabilities and the development of our social, emotional, and communicative abilities as a species.
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Sean Gurd, The Classical Journal [A] superb book . . . very clear and easy to follow and understand.

Dr Anton Killin, Biology & Philosophy An up-to-date and authoritative overview of recent research on evolution and cognition of musicality . . . a comprehensive and sophisticated outline of the present state of play by a leading authority . . . The text is geared seamlessly to academics, students, and general readership; its accessible style and keen exposition will no doubt garner enthusiasm for the project.

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Dr Iain Morley is Lecturer in Palaeoanthropology and Human Sciences at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Hugh's College. He teaches human evolution and the evolution of human cognition. Particular areas of interest include the emergence of ritual and religion, Palaeolithic imagery, and the evolutionary origins and archaeology of music.


Preface Listof Illustrations 1: Conceiving Music in Prehistory 2: Implications of Music in Hunter-Gatherer Societies 3: Palaeolithic Music Archaeology 1: Pipes 4: Palaeolithic Music Archaeology 2: Other Sound Producers 5: The Palaeoanthropology of Vocalisation 1: Vocal Anatomy 6: The Palaeoanthropology of Vocalisation 2: The Brain and Hearing 7: Neurological Relationships Between Music and Speech 8: Vocal Versatility and Complexity in an Evolutionary Context 9: Vocal Control and Corporeal Control - Vocalisation, Gesture, Rhythm, Movement and Emotion 10: Emotion and Communication in Music 11: Rationales for Music in Evolution 12: Conclusions Appendix Bibliography Index