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Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Gary Tomlinson


The story of the emergence of modern humanity needs to take account of cultural and biological evolution, as well as the interaction of the two; it must describe a biocultural evolution. Culture and the Course of Human Evolution advances a new model for our emergence from earlier hominins, one that incorporates an innovative view of its cultural aspects. It joins an analysis of culture in its broadest and deepest elements, as they are manifested in nonhuman animals today and were present in our distant ancestors, to the latest approaches to biological evolution. It describes how cultural chang ... More

Keywords: biocultural evolution, evolutionary theory, hominins, Paleolithic humans, semiotics, cultural systems, emergence, niche construction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226548494
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226548661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Tomlinson, author
Yale University