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leafstem crow logo clearbrain Uomini, N., Fairlie, J., Gray, R.D., Griesser, M. (2020 in press). Extended parenting and the evolution of cognition. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. B. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0495  corrected proofs PDF pdficon   Video S1


St_moré_cavesolomon-islanderAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N., Smith, N. & Dosedla, H. (2019). Grottes, abris, et cours d’eau souterrains : Sites d’importance rituelle dans les Highlands de Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée / Höhlen, Unterstände und unterirdische Wasserwege: Orte von ritueller Bedeutung im Hochland von Papua-Neuguinea [Caves, rock shelters, and water holes: ritual sites in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea]. Stalactite 69(1-2): 29-39, DOI: 10.17617/2.3212827   PDF pdficon  or Journal information – Stalactite

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. (2019). Sea otters make a splash. The Science Breaker, DOI: 10.25250/thescbr.brk271 Link to free open-access full text  pdficon"top 100 read articles of 2019, Scientific Reports"  Haslam, M., Fujii, J., Espinosa, S., Mayer, K., Ralls, K., Tinker, T. & Uomini, N. (corresponding author) (2019). Wild sea otter mussel pounding leaves archaeological traces. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39902-y Link to free open-access full text pdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainIPA-vowelchart-CLEANPetroglyph_jqjacobs Ruck, L. & Uomini, N. (2019 in press). Artefact, praxis, tool and symbol. In A. Lock & N. Gontier (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Symbolic Evolution. PDF on request pdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainIPA-vowelchart-CLEAN  Uomini, N. & Ruck, L. (2019). Testing different models of handedness in stone tools. In F. Coolidge & L. Overmann (eds.), Squeezing Minds from Stones: A festschrift in honor of Tom Wynn. Oxford University Press, pp. 225-236. PDF on request pdficon

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Jöris, O. & Uomini, N. (2019). Evidence for Neanderthal hand-preferences from the late Middle Palaeolithic site of Buhlen, Germany – insights into Neanderthal learning behaviour. In: Nishiaki & Jöris (eds.), Learning Strategies during the Palaeolithic. Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8980-1_6. PDF author’s copy pdficon or    Link to the book at Springer (requires access)

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. & Ruck, L. (2018). Manual laterality and cognition through evolution: An archaeological perspective. In Forrester, G., Hudry, K., Lindell, A., Hopkins, W. (eds.), Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition: Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Motor Biases. Progress in Brain Research 238. Elsevier, pp. 295-323, DOI: 10.1016/BS.PBR.2018.06.015 Link (requires access) pdficon

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smsolomon-islander Uomini, N. & Lawson, R. (2017). Effects of Handedness and Viewpoint on the Imitation of Origami-Making. Symmetry 9, 182; DOI: 10.3390/sym9090182   Link to free open-access full text pdficon

brainIPA-vowelchart-CLEANAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. (2017). Neuroarchaeology: Language and tools in the brain. Nature Human Behaviour News & Views, 1: 0114, DOI: 10.1038/s41562-017-0114  Link (requires access) or PDF author’s copy pdficon


leafstem crow logo clearAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. & Hunt, G. (2017). A new tool-using bird to crow about. Learning & Behavior Outlook piece, DOI: 10.3758/s13420-017-0262-5  Link to free open-access download pdficon

Polly_chimpIPA-vowelchart-CLEANGrawunder, S., Uomini, N., & Crockford, C. (2017). Phonetische und korpus-linguistische Methoden bei der Analyse vokaler Kommunikation von freilebenden Schimpansen im Taï National Forest. ESSV 2017 – 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing, March 15 – 17, 2017, Saarland University, Saarbrücken . Link to free open-access download pdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smleafstem crow logo clear Hunt, G.R. & Uomini, N. (2016). A complex adaptive system may be essential for cumulative modifications in tool design. Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology 66.2. 2, DOI:  10.2502/janip.66.2.2Link to free open-access download pdficon



palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comsolomon-islander 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, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801426-4.00002-X Link (requires access) or  PDF author’s copy pdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smSt_moré_cave 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.  DOI: 10.1127/zfg_suppl/2016/00318
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Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smIPA-vowelchart-CLEAN 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, DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS7029 Link to free open-access download pdficon

brainpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. (2014) Paleoneurology and behaviour. In Human Paleoneurology, ed. E. Bruner, pp. 121-143.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08500-5_6  Link at Springer pdficon (requires access) 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, DOI: 10.3389/FPSYG.2014.00552 Link to free open-access download pdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comIPA-vowelchart-CLEAN Uomini, N. & Gowlett, J. (2014) La latéralité manuelle préhistorique, les outils et le langage. Revue de primatologie, 5 | 2013, document 57, DOI: 10.4000/primatologie.1810  Link to free open-access download pdficon

brainIPA-vowelchart-CLEANpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm 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, DOI: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0072693 Link to free open-access download pdficon

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

Petroglyph_jqjacobssolomon-islander 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  author’s copypdficon

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N.T. (2012) Book review: Becoming Neanderthals: the earlier British Middle Palaeolithic. Quartär 59, 3 pp. Link to free open-access download pdficon

brainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm 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

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smbrainsolomon-islander  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, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0415-2_14  annotated PDF  pdficon with errors corrected – updated from the published version!  Note: my chapter is erroneously published online at Springer as an uncorrected proof; please download above for a corrected version.

brainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comIPA-vowelchart-CLEAN 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

IPA-vowelchart-CLEAN 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

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N. (2010). Report of the 6th SKAM Flint Technology Workshop. EuroREA 7/2010: 35. online table of contents  Available on paper icon_notebooksm

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smsolomon-islander Uomini, N. (2010). Book review: Langage de Pierre. EuroREA 7/2010: 65-67. online table of contents  Available on paper icon_notebooksm

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comsolomon-islanderPolly_chimpAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N.T. (2009). The prehistory of handedness: archaeological data and comparative ethologyJournal of Human Evolution 57(4): 411-419, DOI: 10.1016/J.JHEVOL.2009.02.012 online at Science Direct pdficon (requires access) or   PDF author’s copy pdficon

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smIPA-vowelchart-CLEANbrain 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 “Steps to a (Neuro-) archaeology of Mind”, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19(1): 97-110, DOI: 10.1017/S0959774309000067 online at Cambridge Journals pdficon (requires access)  or  author’s copy PDF pdficon

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comPetroglyph_jqjacobssolomon-islander 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   pdficonPlease order the book from the Editors!

IPA-vowelchart-CLEANsolomon-islanderpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smPetroglyph_jqjacobs 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. Book info online  and  PDF author’s copy (without references) pdficon

brainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smIPA-vowelchart-CLEANPolly_chimp Uomini, N.T. (2008). Cognition and culture: the potential for archaeology. Commentary on Haidle. Erwägen Wissen Ethik (Deliberation Knowledge Ethics) 19(2): 50-53. Available on paper icon_notebooksm   LINK to table of contents or  author’s copy PDF pdficon

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smsolomon-islanderIPA-vowelchart-CLEANPolly_chimpPetroglyph_jqjacobs Uomini, Natalie Thaïs. (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

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smPolly_chimpCashmore, 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

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm 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

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm Uomini, N.T. (2008). Book review: Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress, University of Liège, 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

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-sm 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

Alim1746smKilombeobsidian-smpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comsolomon-islander 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 @

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smsolomon-islanderPetroglyph_jqjacobsbrain 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. PDF (clean version) pdficon

solomon-islanderpalm-of-hand-theglobalist.comAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smUomini, 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 @

palm-of-hand-theglobalist.combrainAlim1746smKilombeobsidian-smPolly_chimp solomon-islander 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)

IPA-vowelchart-CLEANsolomon-islander 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

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