8 December 2014

"Capable of...conscious wandering"

[The product of] a mind no longer tethered solely to the here and now, but capable of a uniquely abstract form of conscious 'wandering' 
— David Edelman on patterns on a shell thought to have been etched by Homo erectus about 500,000 years ago.

Image by Wim Lustenhouwer/VU University Amsterdam, via CBC

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