Darwinian Archaeologies

Darwinian Archaeologies

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This unique work explores the fundamental importance of Darwinian theory to archaeology. Contributors describe the myriad of approaches that archaeologists have taken while investigating prehistory through a Darwinian paradigm. In addition, they provide an important theoretical and methodological foundation for the current state of the field. Chapters are divided into three sections examining cultural and behavioral selection; various forms of dual inheritance and kin-selection; and archaeological impacts of evolutionary psychology, cognitive psychology, and the evolution of mental adaptations.Thequestion atthe heartof applying the concept of cultural selection iswhich reference group or subreference group is ... The latter reference group exercises some form of power over the first group, and this power negatively affects theanbsp;...

Title:Darwinian Archaeologies
Author:Herbert Donald Graham Maschner
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1996


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