The Cultural Evolution of Technology Facts and Theories

@inproceedings{Boyd2012TheCE,
  title={The Cultural Evolution of Technology Facts and Theories},
  author={Robert Boyd and Peter J. Richerson and Joseph Henrich},
  year={2012}
}
The gradual cumulative cultural evolution of locally adaptive technologies has played a crucial role in our species’ rapid expansion across the globe. Until recently, human artifacts were not obviously more complex than those made by organisms that lack cultural learning and have limited cognitive capacities. However, cultural evolution creates adaptive tools much more rapidly than genetic evolution creates morphological adaptations. Human tools are fi nely adapted to local conditions, a fact… CONTINUE READING
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