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Technology as human social tradition : cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers

Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Series: Origins of human behavior and culture, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines three interlocking topics that are central to all archaeological and anthropological inquiry: the role of technology in human existence; the reproduction of social traditions; the factors that generate cultural diversity and change. The overall aim is to outline a new kind of approach for researching variability and transformation in human material culture, and the main argument is that these  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jordan
ISBN: 9780520276925 0520276922 9780520276932 0520276930
OCLC Number: 877369544
Description: xi, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Methodology --
3. Northwest Siberia --
4. Pacific Northwest Coast --
5. Northern California --
6. Conclusions --
Appendix: Mantel matrix correlations.
Series Title: Origins of human behavior and culture, 7.
Responsibility: Peter Jordan.

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Outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology. This book argues that human material  Read more...

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