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The evolution of culture : an interdisciplinary view

Author: R I M Dunbar; Chris Knight; Camilla Power
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the origins, evolution and character of human culture, from language, art, music and ritual to the use of technology and the beginnings of social, political and economic behaviour. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress (London, 1994)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R I M Dunbar; Chris Knight; Camilla Power
ISBN: 0813527309 9780813527307 0813527317 9780813527314
OCLC Number: 41137626
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An evolutionary approach to human culture / Chris Knight, Robin Dunbar, Camilla Power --
The evolution of social organization / Catherine A. Key, Leslie C. Aiello --
Symbolism as reference and symbolism as culture / Philip G. Chase --
Modern hunter-gatherers and early symbolic culture / Alan Barnard --
Sexual selection for cultural displays / Geoffrey F. Miller --
"Beauty magic": the origins of art / Camilla Power --
The origin of symbolic culture / Ian Watts --
Symbolism and the supernatural / Steven Mithen --
The evolution of language and languages / James R. Hurford --
Culture, honesty and the freerider problem / Robin Dunbar --
Language variation and the evolution of societies / Daniel Nettle --
Sex and language as pretend-play / Chris Knight.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Dunbar, Chris Knight, and Camilla Power.

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