The Evolution of Culture: A Historical and Scientific Overview

The Evolution of Culture A Historical and Scientific Overview The Evolution of Culture seeks to explain the origins evolution and character of human culture from language art music and ritual to the use of technology and the beginnings of social political a

  • Title: The Evolution of Culture: A Historical and Scientific Overview
  • Author: Robin I.M. Dunbar Camilla Power ChrisKnight
  • ISBN: 9780813527314
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Evolution of Culture seeks to explain the origins, evolution and character of human culture, from language, art, music and ritual to the use of technology and the beginnings of social, political and economic behavior It is concerned not only with where and when human culture evolved, but also asks how and why.The book draws together original contributions by archaeoloThe Evolution of Culture seeks to explain the origins, evolution and character of human culture, from language, art, music and ritual to the use of technology and the beginnings of social, political and economic behavior It is concerned not only with where and when human culture evolved, but also asks how and why.The book draws together original contributions by archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists and psychologists By integrating evolutionary biology with the psychological, social and cultural sciences, it shows how contemporary evolutionary thinking can inform study of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture The contributors call into question the gulf currently separating the natural from the cultural sciences Human capacities for culture, they argue, evolved through standard processes of natural and sexual selection, and properly be analyzed as biological adaptations The book is fully referenced and indexed, and contains a guide to further reading It has been written to be accessible to the growing multidisciplinary readership now asking questions about human origins.

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    1. If you might be interested in how chimps became chimps and humans became humans and why the stories seem so much the same, this is a good introduction to the riddle. You should come out of this read with more questions than you started with. That would mean this is an honest book.

    2. Great overview of the development of language, symbolic culture, religion, ect.Multiple essays from multiple authors provides different viewpoints and insights.Highly Recommended.

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