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Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution (Hardcover)

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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.

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Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520255999
SKU 209767004
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0520255992
Release Date 3/31/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0341
Publisher University of California Press
Series Part 2
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