Full text: How things shape the mind

Foreword by Colin Renfrew ix 
Acknowledgments xiii 
1 Introduction 1 
Chronesthesia, the prehistory of mind | 
Recasting the boundaries of the mind 2 
At the tip of the blind man’s stick 4 
What is the difference that makes a difference? 
Setting the scene 10 
The realm of material engagement 15 
A synopsis of the book 17 
| Cognition and Material Culture 
2 Rethinking the Archaeology of Mind 23 
In search of the ancient mind 23 
Where is the mind? 24 
Cognitivism 25 
Re-presentation: Looking at the other side of the engram 26 
Dismantling Hawkes’ ladder 31 
3 The Material-Engagement Approach: A Summary of the 
Argument 35 
How to carve mind at its joints 36 
Boundaries, paths, and analytical units 36 
Understanding evolvability: The developmental challenge 38 
“Vital materiality”: How to take material culture seriously 43

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