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Rethinking the evolution of property and possession: A review and methodological proposition

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Property is a key feature of modern human society; however, identifying the origin of this multifaceted behavior poses a formidable challenge. Here, we explore the methodologies for researching the origin of property. We discuss how an interdisciplinary approach can shed light on how our human ancestors shifted behaviorally from possessing an object to having exclusive property control over it. Possession occurs when social group members only respect an individual's claim to have exclusive ac...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/evan.21748

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology
Sub department:
SAME
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, School of Anthropology, SAME
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Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
PLP-2016-114
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Evolutionary Anthropology More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
285-296
Publication date:
2018-10-05
Acceptance date:
2018-09-01
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EISSN:
1520-6505
ISSN:
1060-1538
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pubs:920612
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uuid:09c3cbf4-a131-49dd-a463-ded20aa94864
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pubs:920612
Source identifiers:
920612
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2018-10-05

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