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Cultural transmission and evolution: a quantitative approach.

  title={Cultural transmission and evolution: a quantitative approach.},
  author={L. Cavalli-Sforza and M. Feldman},
  journal={Monographs in population biology},
  • L. Cavalli-Sforza, M. Feldman
  • Published 1981
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Monographs in population biology
  • A number of scholars have found that concepts such as mutation, selection, and random drift, which emerged from the theory of biological evolution, may also explain evolutionary phenomena in other disciplines as well. Drawing on these concepts, Professors Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman classify and systematize the various modes of transmitting "culture" and explore their consequences for cultural evolution. In the process, they develop a mathematical theory of the non-genetic transmission of… CONTINUE READING

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