Evolutionary Implications of Metrical Variation in Great Basin Projectile Points

@inproceedings{Bettinger2008EvolutionaryIO,
  title={Evolutionary Implications of Metrical Variation in Great Basin Projectile Points},
  author={Robert Lawrence Bettinger and Jeltner Eerkens},
  year={2008}
}
We used a sample of 5285 Great Basin projectile points to test several implications of the general prediction from Neo-Darwinist culture transmission theory that variation in a socially-transmitted behavior will vary inversely with: 1) its complexity; 2) the complexity of the social and technical context in which it occurs; and 3) the number of individuals that contribute to its transmission. Statistical analysis of these points demonstrates that 80% of the variation in metrical attributes (e.g… CONTINUE READING

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