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 Prehistoric handedness – Animal technology – Cognition, brain, tools – Language origins – Caves, karst, rock art – Book reviews – Popular press

Papers on prehistoric handedness

C. Faurie, N. Uomini, M. Raymond (2016). Origins, development and persistence of laterality in humans. In N. Hagemann, B. Strauss, C., MacMahon, F. Loffing (eds.), Laterality in Sports: Theories and Applications, pp. 11-30 San Diego: Elsevier. Link (requires access) or  PDF author’s copypdficon

Uomini, N. & Gowlett, J. (2014) La latéralité manuelle préhistorique, les outils et le langage. Primatologie special issue « Origines du langage », eds. A. Meguerditchian & J. Vauclair. [peer-reviewed] Link to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N. & Gowlett, J. (2014) La latéralité manuelle préhistorique, les outils et le langage. Primatologie special issue « Origines du langage », eds. A. Meguerditchian & J. Vauclair. [peer-reviewed] Link to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2011). Handedness in Neanderthals. In N.J. Conard and J. Richter (eds.), Neanderthal lifeways, subsistence and technology. Vertebrate Paleobiology & Paleoanthropology (series eds Eric Delson and Ross MacPhee). Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 139-154. [peer-reviewed] annotated PDFpdficon  with errors corrected – updated from the published version!  Note: my chapter is erroneously published online at Springer as an uncorrected proof; download above for a corrected version.

Uomini, N.T. (2009). The prehistory of handedness: archaeological data and comparative ethology. In W.C. McGrew & R. Foley (eds.), “Palaeoanthropology Meets Primatology”, Journal of Human Evolution 57(4): 411-419. [peer-reviewed] online at Science Direct pdficon (requires access) or   PDF author’s copypdficon

Uomini, N. (2009). Les gestes des droitiers et gauchers préhistoriques. In C: Dumas, B. Roussel & P.-J. Texier (eds.), “Langage de Pierre: La restitution du geste en archéologie préhistorique”, Actes du Colloque Europzen 10 octobre 2009. Les Baux-de-Provence: Musée des Baux de Provence, 66-69. PDF pdficon  Please order the book from the Editors!

Uomini, N.T. (2009). Prehistoric left-handers and prehistoric language. In S.A. de Beaune & F.L. Coolidge (eds), The emergence of cognitive abilities: the contribution of neuropsychology to archaeology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 37-55. [peer-reviewed] PDF (without references) pdficon

Uomini, Natalie Thais. (2008). IN THE KNAPPER’S HANDS: TESTING MARKERS OF LATERALITY IN HOMININ LITHIC PRODUCTION, WITH REFERENCE TO THE COMMON SUBSTRATE OF LANGUAGE AND HANDEDNESS. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins, University of Southampton, UK. here PDF with extra appendix 3 pdficon

Cashmore, L., Uomini, N. & Chapelain, A. (2008). The evolution of handedness in humans and great apes: a review and current issues. Invited review for Journal of Anthropological Sciences 86: 7-35. [peer-reviewed] LINK to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2008). In the knapper’s hands: identifying handedness from lithic production and use. In L. Longo & N. Skakun (eds.), “Prehistoric Technology” 40 years later: functional studies and the Russian legacy. B.A.R. International Series 1783. Oxford: Archaeopress, 51-62. PDF in black & white icon_pdfbw

Uomini, N.T. (2006). Hand-use in children for prehistoric bimanual activities. Technical report of experiments undertaken July 2006. Lejre Historical-Archaeological Research Centre, Lejre, Denmark. 12600 words. PDF pdficon  and  LINK to Lejre Land of Legends webpage @

Steele, J. & Uomini, N. (2005). Humans, tools and handedness. In V. Roux and B. Bril (eds.), Stone knapping: the necessary conditions for a uniquely hominid behaviour. Cambridge, UK: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 217-239. [peer-reviewed] PDF pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2005). A study of interindividual variation in stone knapping, and the effects of handedness on knapping products. Technical report of experiments undertaken July 2005. Lejre Historical-Archaeological Research Centre, Lejre, Denmark. 11400 words. PDF pdficon   Available from library of Lejre Land of Legends

Uomini, N.T. (2001). Lithic indicators of handedness: assessment of methodologies and the evolution of laterality in hominids. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Durham, UK, Department of Anthropology.  PDF icon_pdfbw of the text only (no images)

Papers on animal technology

N. Uomini & G. Hunt (2017). A new tool-using bird to crow about. Learning & Behavior Outlook piece. Link to free open-access download pdficon

G.R. Hunt & N. Uomini (2016). A complex adaptive system may be essential for cumulative modifications in tool design. Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology 66.2. 2
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Papers on cognition, brain, tools

T. J. H. Morgan, N. T. Uomini, L. E. Rendell, L. Chouinard-Thuly, S. E. Street, H. M. Lewis, C. P. Cross, C. Evans, R. Kearney, I. de la Torre, A. Whiten & K. N. Laland (2015) Experimental evidence for the co-evolution of hominin tool-making teaching and language. Nature Communications 6:6029. [peer-reviewed] Link to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N. (2014) Paleoneurology and behaviour. In Human Paleoneurology, ed. E. Bruner, pp. 121-143. ISBN 978-3-319-08500-5 [peer-reviewed] book info at Springer. author’s copy pdficon

Meyer, G., Spray, A., Fairlie, J., & Uomini, N. (2014) Inferring common cognitive mechanisms from brain blood-flow lateralisation data: A new methodology for fTCD analysis. Frontiers in Psychology (Cognition) 5:552, special issue “Lateralization and Cognitive Systems”, eds. S. Ocklenburg, C. Beste, O. Gunturkun, M. Hirnstein. [peer-reviewed] Link to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N. & Meyer, G. (2013) Shared Brain Lateralization Patterns in Language and Acheulean Stone Tool Production: A Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Study. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72693.[peer-reviewed] Link to free open-access download pdficon

Meyer, G., Wuerger, S. & Uomini, N.T. (2010). A functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound study of brain lateralisation in stone tool making and language. In A.D.M. Smith, M. Schouwstra, B. de Boer, and K. Smith (eds.), The evolution of language, Proceedings of the 8th international conference (Evolang8), Utrecht, Netherlands, 14-17 April 2010. Singapore: World Scientific, 459-460. [peer-reviewed] PDF pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2008). Cognition and culture: the potential for archaeology. Commentary on Haidle. Erw‰gen Wissen Ethik (Deliberation Knowledge Ethics) 19(2): 50-53. Available on paper icon_notebooksm   LINK to table of contents or  author’s copy PDFpdficon

Papers on language origins

Grawunder, S., Uomini, N., & Crockford, C. (2017). Phonetische und korpus-linguistische Methoden bei der Analyse vokaler Kommunikation von freilebenden Schimpansen im Tai National Forest. In ESSV 2017 – 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing March 15 – March 17 2017 Saarland University, Saarbrücken (pp. 33-40). online pdficon

Steele, J. & Uomini, N. (2009). Can the archaeology of manual specialization tell us anything about language evolution? A survey of the state of play. In L. Malafouris & C. Renfrew (eds.), “Steps to a (Neuro-) archaeology of Mind”, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19(1): 97-110. [peer-reviewed] online at Cambridge Journals pdficon (requires access)  or  author’s copy PDFpdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2000). Perception des voyelles des langues du monde: une étude expérimentale. [Perception of vowels of the world’s languages: an experimental study.] Unpublished Master’s thesis, Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, Institut de la Communication Parlée [now Gipsa-Lab].  Available on paper icon_notebooksm

Papers on caves, karst, rock art

N. Uomini (2016). Archaeology in karst areas. In E. Trofimova (ed.), Saving Caves – Towards an International Protection System for Karst Environments. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 60(2), Suppl. X: 129-138. [peer-reviewed]
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Sinclair, A. & Uomini, N. (2012) Learning from Arts and Crafts in the Pleistocene. In Pleistocene Art of the World, eds. J. Clottes & D. Seglie. Actes du Congrès IFRAO 2010. Foix: IFRAO, pp 25-30.  PDF pdficon

Book & conference reviews

Uomini, N.T. (2012) Book review: Becoming Neanderthals: the earlier British Middle Palaeolithic. Quartär 59, 3 pp. Link to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2011). Book review: Becoming Human: Innovation in Prehistoric Material and Spiritual Culture. PaleoAnthropology 2011: 427-428. LINK to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2010). Book review: Finding our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origins of Language by Dean Falk. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141(1):164-165. [peer-reviewed]  online at Wiley pdficon (requires access)  or author’s copy PDF pdficon

Uomini, N. (2010). Report of the 6th SKAM Flint Technology Workshop. EuroREA 7/2010: 35. online table of contents  Available on paper icon_notebooksm

Uomini, N. (2010). Book review: Langage de Pierre. EuroREA 7/2010: 65-67. online table of contents  Available on paper icon_notebooksm

Uomini, N.T. (2008). Book review: From the River to the Sea: The Palaeolithic and the Neolithic on the Euphrates and in the Northern Levant. Studies in Honour of Lorraine Copeland. PaleoAnthropology 2008: 201-202. LINK to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2008). Book review: Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress, University of LiËge, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. Section 5: The Middle Palaeolithic. General Sessions and Posters. PaleoAnthropology 2008: 205-206. LINK to free open-access download pdficon

Uomini, N.T. (2008). Book review of “Documenta Praehistorica 33, Neolithic Studies 13”. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 23(2), 236-240 [peer-reviewed]. author’s copy PDF pdficon or  LINK to journal issue table of contents pdficon

Popular press

Uomini, N.T. (2013) L’homme, ce grand singe. Revue Aldéran 31: 35-37. author’s copy PDF pdficon

Last update / dernière mise à jour 2017.02.03