Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution

Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution

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qArchaeological data are uniquely suited to testing models of cultural evolution. This volume provides an excellent summary of the state of the art in this new field.q--Robert Boyd, coauthor of qNot By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human EvolutionqIn the diagram on the left, an ancestor produces two lines, each of which splits into two lines, producing taxa 1-4. ... (2001, 2002; Oa#39;Brien and Lyman 2003) performed a phyloge- netic analysis of Paleoindian period projectile points from the ... that do not distinguish between analogous and homologous features, such as phenetics (numerical taxonomy) or informal verbal ... Although trees produced through methods such as parsimony, maximum likelihood (Hall 2001), and Monte Carloanbsp;...

Title:Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution
Author:Stephen Shennan
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009


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