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The Evolution of Culture

Robin Dunbar, Chris Knight

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This book explores the ways in which contemporary evolutionary thinking might inform the study of the peculiarly human phenomenon of symbolic culture, including language, ritual, religion, religion and art. It draws together contributions from biologists, linguists, anthropologists and archaeologists in order to establish common ground where collaboration and interaction will be especially productive and challenging in the study of those fundamental aspects of our biology that makes us human.

  • Multidisciplinary
  • An evolutionary approach to culture

About the Author

Robin Dunbar is Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford

Chris Knight is Reader in Anthropology at the University of East London.