CARTA: Impact of Tool Use and Technology on the Evolution of the Human Mind

We "behaviorally modern humans" likely emerged more than 100,000 years ago in Africa, spread across that continent and eventually all over the planet, effectively replacing all closely related potentially competitive species. Among many possible explanations, one key to our consistent success in such replacement was the ongoing interactive gene-culture co-evolution of the human brain with tool use and technology that began much earlier––ranging all the way from simple stone tools millions of years ago, to computers today.

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