Ben Jeffares Victoria University of Wellington
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I am a Marsden Post-Doctoral research fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. My research focuses on two areas; the Evolution of Cognition, and the Historical Sciences. Clearly there is a close relation between the two projects. Our understanding of the human evolutionary past will only be as good as our sciences of the past. I am fairly upbeat about that however. Currently, my main research is on the evolution of human technical competence, and what that tells us about the evolution of cognition.