The prehistory of the mind is an intriguing and challenging explanation of what it means to be human a bold new theory about the origins and nature of the mind 70 illustrations discover prime book box for kids story time just got better with prime book box a subscription that delivers editorially hand picked childrens books every 1 2 . The prehistory of the mind is sweeping in its scope synthesizing material from a whole array of fields from biology to psychology and of course archaeology unlike your average work of evolutionary psychology mithens account is heavily informed by his background in archaeology and the paleoarchaeological record in other words tethered . This is the first archaeological account to support the new modular concept of the mind the concept promulgated by cognitive and evolutionary psychologists views the mind as a collection of specialized intelligences or cognitive domains somewhat like a swiss army knife with its specialized blades and tools. Steven mithen department of archaeology university of reading uk to the editors howard gardner criticized steven mithens book the prehistory of the mind because the author proposed that ancient humans evolved a general purpose form of intelligence while i agree with gardner that mithen is guilty of a misconception in the way he formulated his proposal i think that gardners . The prehistory of the mind is an intriguing and challenging explanation of what it means to be human a bold new theory about the origins and nature of the mind what people are saying write a review user review flag as inappropriate a tour de force steven j mithen took me step by step in his explanation of the evolution of our mind a
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