Darwinian Archaeologies

Darwinian Archaeologies

by Stephen Shennan
     
 

This unique work explores the fundamental importance of Darwinian theory to archaeology. Contributors describe the myriad of approaches that archaeologists have taken while investigating prehistory through a Darwinian paradigm. In addition, they provide an important theoretical and methodological foundation for the current state of the field. Chapters are divided

Overview

This unique work explores the fundamental importance of Darwinian theory to archaeology. Contributors describe the myriad of approaches that archaeologists have taken while investigating prehistory through a Darwinian paradigm. In addition, they provide an important theoretical and methodological foundation for the current state of the field. Chapters are divided into three sections examining cultural and behavioral selection; various forms of dual inheritance and kin-selection; and archaeological impacts of evolutionary psychology, cognitive psychology, and the evolution of mental adaptations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475799477
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

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