The Resource Technology as human social tradition : cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers, Peter Jordan

Technology as human social tradition : cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers, Peter Jordan

Label
Technology as human social tradition : cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers
Title
Technology as human social tradition
Title remainder
cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers
Statement of responsibility
Peter Jordan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines three interlocking topics that are central to all archaeological and anthropological inquiry: the role of technology in human existence; the reproduction of social traditions; the factors that generate cultural diversity and change. The overall aim is to outline a new kind of approach for researching variability and transformation in human material culture, and the main argument is that these technological traditions exhibit heritable continuity: they consist of information stored in human brains and then passed onto others through social learning. Technological traditions can therefore be understood as manifestations of a complex transmission system, and applying this new perspective to human material culture builds on, but also largely transcends, much of the earlier work conducted by archaeologists and anthropologists into the significance, function and social meanings associated with tools, objects and vernacular architecture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
303.48/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN406
LC item number
.J56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Origins of human behavior and culture
Series volume
7
Label
Technology as human social tradition : cultural transmission among hunter-gatherers, Peter Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Data Sets; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. Northwest Siberia; 4. Pacific Northwest Coast; 5. Northern California; 6. Conclusions; Appendix: Mantel Matrix Correlations; References; Index
Control code
ocn898157463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 412 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520958333
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt7wtwz9
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.b30742109
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898157463
  • acaebk0520958330

Library Locations

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