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In Thinking in Symbols, an archaeologist seeking the earliest evidence of human's unique mental powers, finds artifacts at a South African excavation site that shed new light on the evolution of our species.

This feature can be used to illustrate the process of science. It shows archaeologists collecting evidence and using it to formulate hypotheses about the mental development of the human species. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)

This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.