The Prehistory of Music Evolutionary Origins and Archaeology of Human Musicality

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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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

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