a1 Keble College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PG, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/academics/about/dr-lambros-malafouris
I agree with Vaesen that it is a mistake to discard tool use as a hallmark of human cognition. I contend, nonetheless, that tools are not simply external markers of a distinctive human mental architecture. Rather, they actively and meaningfully participate in the process by which hominin brains and bodies make up their sapient minds.