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dc.contributor.authorBuskell, A
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-07T08:16:41Z
dc.date.available2022-06-07T08:16:41Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2019-10-22
dc.identifier.issn0268-1064
dc.identifier.othermila12335
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337836
dc.description.abstractCumulative cultural evolution is taken to be a distinctive feature of human culture. This claim of distinctiveness is often secured by pointing to complex, late-appearing human technologies. Yet by adopting such technologies as paradigm cases of cumulative culture, researchers have unhelpfully lumped together a range of features and processes associated with the concept. This article thus has two aims. First, to disentangle four trends associated with cumulative culture: adaptiveness, complexity, efficiency, and disparity. Second, to highlight the epistemic implications of adopting (typically late-appearing) complex human technologies as the primary explanatory target of research in cumulative culture. By disaggregating the four accumulative trends, and identifying other explanatory targets, this article opens up conceptual and empirical space for work on cumulative culture in non-human animals and earlier stages in hominin evolution.
dc.description.sponsorshipLeverhulme Trust, Isaac Newton Trust
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectSUBMITTED ARTICLE
dc.subjectSUBMITTED ARTICLES
dc.subjectcomparative cognition
dc.subjectcultural evolution
dc.subjectcumulative culture
dc.subjecthominin cognitive evolution
dc.titleCumulative culture and complex cultural traditions
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-06-07T08:16:41Z
prism.endingPage303
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationNameMind and Language
prism.startingPage284
prism.volume37
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.85245
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-07-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/mila.12335
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBuskell, A [0000-0001-6939-2848]
dc.identifier.eissn1468-0017
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (ECF-2018-005)
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (18.08(a))
cam.issuedOnline2020-12-29


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