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Innovation in cultural systems : contributions from evolutionary anthropology

Author: Michael J O'Brien; Stephen Shennan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J O'Brien; Stephen Shennan
ISBN: 9780262013338 0262013339
OCLC Number: 1228534913
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 284 p. :) ill.
Contents: Issues in anthropological studies of innovation / Michael J. O'Brien and Stephen J. Shennan --
Innovation and invention from a logical point of view / André Ariew --
Comparative perspectives on human innovation / Kevin N. Laland and Simon M. Reader --
Organismal innovation / Jeffrey H. Schwartz --
Innovation, replicative behavior, and evolvability : contributions from neuroscience and human decision-making theory / Daniel O. Larson --
Innovation from evo-devo to human culture / Werner Callebaut --
The evolution of innovation-enhancing institutions / Joseph Henrich --
Fashion versus reason in the creative industries / R. Alexander Bentley --
Demography and variation in the accumulation of culturally inherited skills / Adam Powell, Stephen J. Shennan, and Mark G. Thomas --
Cultural traditions and the evolutionary advantages of noninnovation / Craig T. Palmer --
The experimental study of cultural innovation / Alex Mesoudi --
Social learning, economic inequality, and innovation diffusion / Anne Kandler and James Steele --
Technological innovations and developmental trajectories : social factors as evolutionary forces / Valentine Roux --
Can archaeologists study processes of invention? / Michael Brian Schiffer --
War, women, and religion : the spread of Salado polychrome in the American Southwest / Todd L. VanPool and Chet Savage.
Series Title: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. O'Brien and Stephen J. Shennan.

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