Risk, mobility or population size? Drivers of technological richness among contact-period western North American hunter–gatherers

  title={Risk, mobility or population size? Drivers of technological richness among contact-period western North American hunter–gatherers},
  author={Mark Collard and Briggs Buchanan and Michael J. O’Brien and Jonathan B. Scholnick},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
Identifying factors that influence technological evolution in small-scale societies is important for understanding human evolution. There have been a number of attempts to identify factors that influence the evolution of food-getting technology, but little work has examined the factors that affect the evolution of other technologies. Here, we focus on variation in technological richness (total number of material items and techniques) among recent hunter–gatherers from western North America and… 

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