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Dr Natalie T. Uomini

Online Lecturer, Center for Cognitive Archaeology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool

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Grotte du Portillou, Ariège, France
I am interested in Origins: Origins of language, Origins of the first stone tool technologies, Origins of cognition, Origins of right- and left-handedness, Origins of the first Americans. My Ph.D. focused on language origins through the identification of prehistoric hand-use patterns from Palaeolithic stone tools to develop a new model of the common substrate for language and right-handedness. I led postdoctoral research on language and prehistoric Oldowan/Acheulean stone tool-making. My work combines archaeology, anthropology, cognitive science, experimental & developmental psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and primatology.
Je m'intéresse aux Origines : Origines du langage, Origines des premières pierres taillées, Origines de la cognition, Origines des droitiers et gauchers, Origines des premiers peuplements aux Amériques. Mon doctorat s'est concentré sur les origines du langage à partir de l'identification des traces de latéralité manuelle sur les outiles paléolithiques, pour développer un nouveau modèle du substrat commun du langage et de la dextérité. J'ai mené des recherches post-doctorales sur le langage et la fabrication d'outils en pierre oldowayenes/acheuleéns. Mon travail relie l'archéologie, l'anthropologie, les sciences cognitives, la psychologie expérimentale et développementale, les sciences du langage, la neuroscience, et la primatologie.

To contact me:
My page at the Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 794 5787

In the Rift Valley, Kenya, with the Kilombe 2009 excavation. The Tugen Hills are in the background. * Dans la Vallée du Rift, Kenya, avec la fouille Kilombe 2009. Les montagnes Tugen sont dans l'arrière-plan. Photo Ginette Warr

The Liver Bird (pronounced lyver) that you see in your browser tab is Liverpool's city logo. It dates from 1350 and might even go back as far as 1207 with King John's eagle, although it's now a cormorant. The wikipedia article says the name might come from laver, a type of seaweed that the bird holds in its mouth. Here is a nice page with historical pictures. My Liverpool photos on Flickr are here.