From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans

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From Homininity to Humanity : Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans. / Spikins, Penny; Rutherford, H.; Needham, Andrew.

In: Time & mind-The journal of archaeology consciousness and culture, Vol. 3, No. 3, 11.2010, p. 303-325.

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Spikins, P, Rutherford, H & Needham, A 2010, 'From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans', Time & mind-The journal of archaeology consciousness and culture, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 303-325. https://doi.org/10.2752/175169610X12754030955977

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Spikins, P., Rutherford, H., & Needham, A. (2010). From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans. Time & mind-The journal of archaeology consciousness and culture, 3(3), 303-325. https://doi.org/10.2752/175169610X12754030955977

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Spikins P, Rutherford H, Needham A. From Homininity to Humanity: Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans. Time & mind-The journal of archaeology consciousness and culture. 2010 Nov;3(3):303-325. https://doi.org/10.2752/175169610X12754030955977

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Spikins, Penny ; Rutherford, H. ; Needham, Andrew. / From Homininity to Humanity : Compassion from the Earliest Archaics to Modern Humans. In: Time & mind-The journal of archaeology consciousness and culture. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 303-325.

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