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Art and the Brain: Archaeological Perspectives on Visual Communication

  • Liliana Janik EMAIL logo and Simon Kaner
From the journal Open Archaeology


This issue of the journal developed from interest generated around a conference held in Cambridge entitled Art and the Brain, which examined how human neurophysiological capacities are exemplified by early art. This is a theme of great interest today, with attention focused on the ability to produce art as one of the defining characteristics of fully modern human beings, since their emergence in Africa 100,000 years ago, and the desire to understand the role of art in the story of human evolution.


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Received: 2018-01-31
Accepted: 2018-03-01
Published Online: 2018-04-28

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