Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach

Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach

by Ruth Mace
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1598742132

ISBN-13: 9781598742138

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Phylogenies—or trees—are typically used to describe the descent of relationships between species in evolutionary studies, but here they are used to describe cultural variation within one species. Contributing anthropologists first test the assumption of the phylogenetic model for cultural diversification, that is, whether traits are related across different

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Phylogenies—or trees—are typically used to describe the descent of relationships between species in evolutionary studies, but here they are used to describe cultural variation within one species. Contributing anthropologists first test the assumption of the phylogenetic model for cultural diversification, that is, whether traits are related across different cultures by vertical descent or by borrowing. Then they apply the model to the study of cultural adaptation. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781598742138
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications Series
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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