Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cultural Capacity

Ambiguous term used in some texts in which the quality and/or size of the hominoid brain is implied to be a barrier to understanding, conceptualization, innovation, adaptation, etc.; phrases such as the cultural capacity of australopithecines and the cultural capacity of Neandertals suggest a limitation of abilities compared to AMHs.

See brain size.

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