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Human cultures and evolution

Manuel Alfonseca

Human cultures and evolution

by Manuel Alfonseca

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Published by Vantage Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Culture,
  • Human evolution

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10466421M
    ISBN 100533037476
    ISBN 109780533037476
    OCLC/WorldCa7662798

      Humans and Other Animals: Cultural Evolution and Social Learning University of St Andrews and is the UK’s leading expert on non-human cultures. His . Evolution of Culture Discussion on the Importance of Truth for Human Cultural Evolution Quotes from Famous Philosophers & Scientists on the Evolution of Culture. Today, then, evolution is a term that is not restricted to biology. Ideas are said to evolve, as well as nations, technologies, indeed anything that .

    Handbook of Evolution: The Evolution of Human Societies and Cultures Franz M. Wuketits, Christoph Antweiler This three-volume handbook is unique in spanning the entire field of evolution, from the origins of our universe, via the development of living systems on earth, right up to the formation of social structures and science and technology. Gary Tomlinson's Culture and the Course of Human Evolution is aimed at both scientists and humanists, and it makes the case that neither Tomlinson offers a new model for understanding this period in our emergence, one based on analysis of advancing human cultures in an evolution that was simultaneously cultural and biological--a biocultural.

      Tomlinson offers a new model for understanding this period in our emergence, one based on analysis of advancing human cultures in an evolution that was simultaneously cultural and biological — a biocultural evolution. He places front and center the emergence of culture and the human capacities to create it, in a fashion that expands the.   This raises the possibility that human evolution has been accelerating in the recent past under the impact of rapid shifts in culture. Some biologists think this is a possibility, though one that.


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Human cultures and evolution by Manuel Alfonseca Download PDF EPUB FB2

Being human Human evolution in the history of life Genetic knowledge and individual knowledge The growth of the human brain Theory of mind and the modular structure of the human mind-brain Bibliographical note on Chapter 1 References.

A new form of knowledge Culture in human evolution The transmission of cultural knowledge The problem of. Human Evolution and Culture presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 14th edition by the same author team. This brief introduction presents readers with the four fields of anthropology, helping them to understand humans and all their variety/5(10).

"The Secret of Our Success provides a valuable new perspective on major issues in human evolution and behavior. Bringing together topics from such diverse areas as economics, psychology, neuroscience, and archaeology, this book will Cited by: Along the way, the book reveals how new insights arise from looking at culture from an evolutionary angle.

Cultural Evolution provides a thought-provoking argument that Darwinian evolutionary theory can both unify different branches of inquiry and enhance understanding of human behavior. Typically, people thinking about human evolution have approached this as a two-part puzzle, as if there was a long period of genetic evolution until eit years ago or 40, years ago, depending on who you're reading, and then only after that did culture matter, and often little or no consideration given to a long period of interaction.

In his book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, Daniel Lieberman provides one example: “Sometimes cultural innovations drive natural selection on the body.

On human nature. The historian Roger Smith remarked 10 years ago that ‘Modern evolutionary accounts of human origins continue to reflect the belief that there is an essential human nature, the nature all people share through their common root’ [19, p.

27].While this may have been true of some evolutionary approaches to humans, it was—and still is—by no means true of all of by: 5. All human cultures can, do, and probably must. — Melvin Konner, The Evolution of Childhood () Stories may not actually breathe, but they can animate.

The breath imputed by this book’s title is the breath of a god in creation stories, as that god gives life to the lump that will become human. Stories animate human life; that is their Size: 1MB. This book is a highly readable overview of evolutionary approaches to human behavior, including chapters on cultural evolution and gene-culture coevolution.

Mesoudi, A. Cultural evolution: How Darwinian theory can explain human culture and synthesize the social sciences. Leading scholars report on current research that demonstrates the central role of cultural evolution in explaining human behavior. Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior.

Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional. The book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, contends that human races are a biological reality and that recent human evolution has.

The book Culture and the Course of Human Evolution, Gary Tomlinson is published by University of Chicago Press. Culture and the Course of Human Evolution, Tomlinson All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK   “The human mating system is extremely flexible,” Bernard Chapais of the University of Montreal wrote in a recent review in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Only 17 percent of human cultures are. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal is a book by academic and popular science author Jared Diamond, in which the author explores concepts relating to the animal origins of human book follows a series of articles published by Diamond, a physiologist, examining the evidence and its interpretation in earlier treatments of the related species Author: Jared Diamond.

Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores a new storybook that aims to teach 3- to 7-year-olds about their "grandmother fish" as a way into the concept of evolution. Social learning allows human populations to accumulate reservoirs of adaptive information over many generations, leading to the cumulative cultural evolution of highly adaptive behaviors and technology.

Because this process is much faster than genetic evolution, it allows human populations to evolve (culturally) adaptions to local environments /5.

Cultural evolution, also called sociocultural evolution, the development of one or more cultures from simpler to more complex forms. The subject may be viewed as a unilinear phenomenon that describes the evolution of human behaviour as a whole, or it may be viewed as a multilinear phenomenon, in which case it describes the evolution of individual cultures or societies (or of given parts of a.

Explores biological evidence for the aquatic ape theory and million-year-old evidence of pre-human cultures from which we are not descended Traces the genesis of modern human civilization to Indonesia and the Central Pacific A comprehensive exploration of Earth’s ancient past, the evolution of humanity, the rise of civilization, and the 4/5.

Human evolution - Human evolution - Language, culture, and lifeways in the Pleistocene: The origin and development of human culture—articulate spoken language and symbolically mediated ideas, beliefs, and behaviour—are among the greatest unsolved puzzles in the study of human evolution.

Such questions cannot be resolved by skeletal or archaeological data. The results will appear as a volume published by MIT press, but one conclusion emerged loud and clear: Human cultures are primarily adaptive at the group level.

This conclusion might seem shocking to some, given the long history of controversy over the topics of cultural evolution and group selection, separately and in conjunction with each other. Abstract. All cultures have developed explanations for the origin of the world and human beings.

Classical Greece and the monotheistic religions attribute the creation of the world to God, thereby accounting for the design of organisms.

Charles Darwin advanced a theory of evolution by natural selection, which accounts for the diversity and adaptation of organisms.Designed for a one term introduction to the modern theory of evolution by natural selection and how that theory explains animal social behavior in general and human sociocultural evolution in particular.

The book can be used in courses in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as in courses in Economics and Law that seek to include a biological evolutionary perspective.While large amounts of work in cultural evolution have focused on the human species, there is also a growing body of work assessing the implications of learning for adaptation and speciation in many other species including chimpanzees (Whiten et al.

), whales (Rendell and Whitehead ), fish and birds among many others (Laland and Hoppitt.