The Nature of Culture
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This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development of cultural capacity in human evolution are traced in the archaeological record. The volume provides a synthetic view on a) the different factors and mechanisms of cultural development, and b) expansions of cultural capacities in human…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development of cultural capacity in human evolution are traced in the archaeological record. The volume provides a synthetic view on a) the different factors and mechanisms of cultural development, and b) expansions of cultural capacities in human evolution beyond the capacities observed in animal culture so far. It is an important topic because only a volume of contributions from different disciplines can yield the necessary breadth to discuss the complex subject. The model introduced and discussed originates in the naturalist context and tries to open the discussion to some culturalist aspects, thus the publication in a series with archaeological and biological emphasis is apt. As a new development the synthetic model of expansion of cultural capacity is introduced and discussed in a broad perspective.
  • Produktdetails
  • Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology .0
  • Verlag: Springer Netherlands
  • Erscheinungstermin: Februar 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 287mm x 215mm x 17mm
  • ISBN-13: 9789401774246
  • ISBN-10: 9401774242
  • Artikelnr.: 43607220
Autorenporträt
Der Deutsch-Amerikaner Nicholas J. Conard, 1961 in Cincinnati/Ohio geboren, ist seit 1995 Professor der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen und leitet dort die Abteilung Ältere Urgeschichte am Institut für Frühgeschichte.
Inhaltsangabe
The Nature of Culture: Research Goals and New Directions.- Lessons From Tasmania - Cultural Performance Versus Cultural Capacity.- Culture as a Form of Nature.- The Evolution of Hominin Culture and its Ancient Pre-Hominin Foundations.- Scarce but Significant: The Limestone Component of the Acheulean Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel.- Technological Transformations Imply Cultural Transformations and Complex Cognition.- Neanderthal Utilitarian Equipment and Group Identity: The Social Context of Bifacial Tool Manufacture and Use.- Tracing Group Identity in Early Upper Paleolithic Stone and Organic Tools - Some Thoughts and Many Questions.- Childhood, Play and the Evolution of Cultural Capacity in Neanderthals and Modern Humans.- Stone Tools: Evidence of Something in Between Culture and Cumulative Culture?.- The Island Test for Cumulative Culture in the Paleolithic.- Mountaineering or Ratcheting? Stone Age Hunting Weapons as Proxy for the Evolution of Human Technological, Behavioral and Cognitive Flexibility.