Applying Evolutionary Archaeology

Applying Evolutionary Archaeology

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This book is an in-depth treatment of Darwinian evolutionism and its applicability to the investigation of the archaeological record. The authors explain the unique position that this kind of evolutionism holds in science and how it bears on any attempt to explain change over time in the organic world, demonstrate commonalities between archaeology and paleobiology, and explain the principles, methods, and techniques - the systematics - inherent in the approach.The second problem is that selection does not have an intrinsic rate. ... Only this unit allows the argument that intergenerational selection does not work as fast as intragenerational transmission. ... of the Synthesis, which, as we saw in Chapter 2 , comprised the integration of population genetics and neontological biology.

Title:Applying Evolutionary Archaeology
Author: Michael J. O'Brien, R. Lee Lyman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2000-03-31

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