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[Xmca-l] Re: Every era seems to find the Neanderthal it needs.



I should add that not all city dwellers are alike, anymore than all agricultural or hunt-and-gather societies are alike! So density is more determining than determinant.
Henry
 
> On Feb 18, 2015, at 5:16 AM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com> wrote:
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> Hi Annalisa, 
> agreed. 
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> I was thinking about societies where I’ve worked and am a bit familiar with, such as those of the Australian central desert regions. They have been around for millennia, even though the landscape supports only numbers of people, and the population traditionally was spread very thinly over the landscape. But there’s no shortage of abstract thinking in those societies.
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> I guess the idea that societies get bigger and denser, and this correlates with the development of higher psychological processes - this struck me as being somewhat Euro-centric.
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> cheers,
> Helen
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>> On 18 Feb 2015, at 1:48 pm, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:
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>> Hi Helen!
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>> Actually, in the context of this list, it is that higher psychological processes are developed socially. That was the reason that I posted it to the list! :)
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>> It means that Vygotsky is getting out there!
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>> Glad you enjoyed it!
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>> Kind regards,
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>> Annalisa
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