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Stochasticity in cultural evolution: a revolution yet to happen.

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Over the last 40 years or so, there has been an explosion of cultural evolution research in anthropology and archaeology. In each discipline, cultural evolutionists investigate how interactions between individuals translate into group level patterns, with the aim of explaining the diachronic dynamics and diversity of cultural traits. However, while much attention has been given to deterministic processes (e.g. cultural transmission biases), we contend that current evolutionary accounts of cul...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s40656-017-0173-y

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ORCID:
0000-0003-2135-3246
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
9
Publication date:
2017-11-05
Acceptance date:
2017-11-15
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EISSN:
1742-6316
ISSN:
0391-9714
Pubs id:
pubs:804897
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uri:26035e48-d938-4795-abec-1f7ee5084583
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uuid:26035e48-d938-4795-abec-1f7ee5084583
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pubs:804897

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