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Cultural transmission and diversity in time-averaged assemblages
(Current Anthropology, 2014)
Anthropologists have adopted methods from population genetics to study modes of cultural transmission in time-transgressive cultural data sets. However, it remains unclear to what extent methods originally developed to ...
The spatial scale of social learning affects cultural diversity
(American Antiquity, 2011)
Sewall Wright’s (1943) concept of isolation by distance is as germane to cultural transmission as genetic transmission. Yet there has been little research on how the spatial scale of social learning— the geographic extent ...
Modeling Effects of Local Extinctions on Culture Change and Diversity in the Paleolithic
(Public Library of Science, 2010)
The persistence of early stone tool technologies has puzzled archaeologists for decades. Cognitively based explanations, which presume either lack of ability to innovate or extreme conformism, do not account for the totality ...