Open Peer Commentary
Lluís Barceló-Coblijna1 and Antoni Gomilaa1
Human Evolution and Cognition Group, University of the Balearic Islands, 07122 Palma. firstname.lastname@example.org
We discuss the discovery of technologies involving knotted netting, such as textiles, basketry, and cordage, in the Upper Paleolithic. This evidence, in our view, suggests a new way of connecting toolmaking and syntactic structure in human evolution, because these technologies already exhibit an “infinite use of finite means,” which we take to constitute the key transition to human cognition.
The cognitive bases of human tool use
Krist Vaesen Philosophy & Ethics, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands. email@example.com