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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780748610754
ISBN-10: 0748610758
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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