Overall, this is a much needed addition to the area of cognitive thought, an area of research that will become increasingly important within archaeology and paleoanthropology over the coming decades.
(Samuel P. Griffiths PaleoAnthropology
Landscape of the Mind provides an innovative view on the feedback between the biological and social in human evolution.
(Matthew L. Sisk Journal of Anthropological Research
The volume would be a very good read for nonspecialists interested in cognitive evolution in general and human evolution in particular.
(Thomas Wynn Quarterly Review of Biology
In this book, John F. Hoffecker employs his unique knowledge to address a central goal in paleoanthropologytracking the evolution of the human mind. Others have attempted similar syntheses, but if you can read only one book, this is the one to choose for its remarkable integration of diverse archaeological observations and unusual clarity and especially for the narrative's close approximation to what actually happened in prehistory.
(Richard G. Klein, Bass Professor in Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, and author of The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins