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Using obsidian transfer distances to explore social network maintenance in late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers.

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Social behaviour is notoriously difficult to study archaeologically and it is unclear how large the networks of prehistoric humans were, or how they remained connected. Maintaining social cohesion was crucial for early humans because social networks facilitate cooperation and are imperative for survival and reproduction. Recent hunter-gatherer social organisation typically comprises a number of nested layers, ranging from the nuclear family through to the ~1500-strong ethnolinguistic tribe. H...

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10.1016/j.jaa.2014.07.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Academic Press Inc.
Journal:
Journal of anthropological archaeology
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-20
Publication date:
2014-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1090-2686
ISSN:
0278-4165
Source identifiers:
481409
Language:
English
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pubs:481409
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uuid:0cce6764-e1c6-4a6f-962c-0be4cdb915fb
Local pid:
pubs:481409
Deposit date:
2014-09-11

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