The Evolution of Culture
An Interdisciplinary View
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Evolution of Culture by Robin Dunbar
Book DescriptionThis 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 culture
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748610754
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Dunbar
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Thinking Big, Hardback (May 2014)
When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? This book deals with these questions.
Human Evolution, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Robin Dunbar
What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? This book shows it was our social and cognitive changes which truly made us distinct from other species.
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Author Biography - 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.
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