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The evolution of cultural diversity : a phylogenetic approach

Author: Ruth Mace; Clare J Holden; Stephen Shennan; Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Using a Darwinian approach, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Mace; Clare J Holden; Stephen Shennan; Human Behavior and Evolution Society.
ISBN: 9781598742138 1598742132 9781598742169 1598742167
OCLC Number: 144226480
Notes: Originally published: London : UCL Press, 2005.
"This book arose proximally out of a session at the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society annual meeting that was held at University College London in 2001"--Preface.
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A phylogenetic approach to the evolution of cultural diversity / Ruth Mace --
How tree-like is cultural evolution? / Clare J. Holden and Stephen Shennan --
Testing population dispersal hypotheses : Pacific settlement, phylogenetic trees and Austronesian languages / Simon J. Greenhill and Russell D. Gray --
Comparison of maximum parsimony and Bayesian Bantu language trees / Clare J. Holden, Andrew Meade and Mark Pagel --
Untangling our past : languages, trees, splits and networks / David Bryant, Flavia Filimon and Russell D. Gray --
Cultural phylogenetic hypotheses in archaeology : some fundamental issues / Michael J. O'Brien and R. Lee Hyman --
Phlogenesis versus ethnogenesis in Turkmen cultural evolution / Mark Collard and Jamshid Tehrani --
Investigating processes of cultural evolution on the north coast of New Guinea with multivariate and cladistic analysis / Stephen Shennan and Mark Collard --
Cultural transmission in indigenous culture / Peter Jordan and Stephen Shennan --
On the use of phylogenetic comparative methods to test co-evolutionary hypotheses across cultures / Ruth Mace --
The evolution of human sex ratio at birth : a bio-cultural analysis / Ruth Mace and Fiona Jordan --
'The cow is the enemy of matriliny' : using phylogenetic methods to investigate cultural evolution in Africa / Clare J. Holden and Ruth Mace --
Bayesian estimation of correlated evolution across cultures : a case study of marriage systems and wealth transfer at marriage / Mark Pagel and Andrew Meade.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Mace, Clare J. Holden and Stephen Shennan.
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