Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution / Edition 1

Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution / Edition 1

by Stephen Shennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520255992

ISBN-13: 9780520255999

Pub. Date: 03/31/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution adopt a…  See more details below

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This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution adopt a specific theoretical framework, such as dual inheritance theory or human behavioral ecology, Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution emphasizes empirical analysis and includes authors who employ a range of backgrounds and methods to address aspects of culture from an evolutionary perspective. Editor Stephen Shennan has assembled archaeologists, evolutionary theorists, and ethnographers, whose essays cover a broad range of time periods, localities, cultural groups, and artifacts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520255999
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Origins of Human Behavior and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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