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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents, Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. 1. Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution: An Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Understanding Cultural Transmission
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 2. Placing Archaeology within a Unified Science of Cultural Evolution
  2. pp. 21-32
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  1. 3. Human Communication as Niche Construction
  2. pp. 33-44
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  1. 4. Modes of Transmission and Material Culture Patterns in Craft Skills
  2. pp. 45-60
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  1. 5. Linking Pattern to Process in Cultural Evolution: Investigating Material Culture Diversity among the Northern Khanty of Northwest Siberia
  2. pp. 61-84
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  1. 6. Tangled Trees: Modeling Material Culture Evolution as Host–associate Cospeciation
  2. pp. 85-98
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  1. 7. The Evolution of Material Culture Diversity among Iranian Tribal Populations
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. 8. Evolutionary Explanation and the Record of Interest: Using Evolutionary Archaeology and Dual Inheritance Theory to Explain the Archaeological Record
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 9. Identifying Iron Production Lineages: A Case Study in Northwest Wales
  2. pp. 133-144
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  1. Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. 10. Quantitative Analysis of Macroevolutionary Patterning in Technological Evolution: Bicycle Design from 1800 to 2000
  2. pp. 147-162
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  1. 11. Innovation Diffusion and Traveling Waves
  2. pp. 163-174
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  1. 12. Explaining Global Patterns in Lower Paleolithic Technology: Simulations of Hominin Dispersal and Cultural Transmission Using Stepping Out
  2. pp. 175-190
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  1. 13. Population History and the Evolution of Mesolithic Arrowhead Technology in South Scandinavia
  2. pp. 191-202
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  1. 14. Experimentation and Innovation in the Archaeological Record: A Case Study in Technological Evolution from Kodiak, Alaska
  2. pp. 203-220
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  1. Social Evolution
  2. pp. 221-222
  1. 15. Mind the Bonding Gap: Constraints on the Evolution of Hominin Societies
  2. pp. 223-234
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  1. 16. Testing Functional Hypotheses about Cross-Cultural Variation: A Maximum-likelihood Comparative Analysis of Indo-European Marriage Practices
  2. pp. 235-250
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  1. 17. Parent–Offspring Conflict in Marriage: Implications for Social Evolution and Material Culture among the Ju/’Hoansi Bushmen
  2. pp. 251-264
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  1. 18. Prestige Goods and the Formation of Political Hierarchy: A Costly Signaling Model
  2. pp. 265-276
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  1. 19. Population and Warfare: A Test of the Turchin Model in Pueblo Societies
  2. pp. 277-296
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  1. 20. An Ecological Model for the Emergence of Institutionalized Social Hierarchies on California’s Northern Channel Islands
  2. pp. 297-314
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  1. 21. Population, Sociopolitical Simplification, and Cultural Evolution of Levantine Neolithic Villages
  2. pp. 315-328
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  1. List of Contributors /
  2. pp. 329-330
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  1. Index /
  2. pp. 331-341
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 351-353
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520943360
Related ISBN
9780520255999
MARC Record
OCLC
592756173
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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