The Evolution of Culture

The Evolution of Culture : An Interdisciplinary View

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This book explores the ways in which contemporary evolutionary thinking might inform the study of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture, including language, ritual, religion, religion and art. It draws together contributions from biologists, linguists, anthropologists and archaeologists in order to establish common ground where collaboration and interaction will be especially productive and challenging in the study of those fundamental aspects of our biology that makes us human. * Multidisciplinary * An evolutionary approach to cultureshow more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 868g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0748610758
  • 9780748610754

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Fascinating ! there are many [other] excellent papers in this volume, more than room permits to discuss here. All are commendable contributions to the important re-emerging field of Darwinian cultural evolution. Fascinating ! there are many [other] excellent papers in this volume, more than room permits to discuss here. All are commendable contributions to the important re-emerging field of Darwinian cultural evolution.show more

About Robin Dunbar

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Psychology, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Chris Knight is Reader in Anthropology at the University of East London.show more

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