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Social inequality and the transmission of cultural traditions in forager societies

Shennan, S; (1996) Social inequality and the transmission of cultural traditions in forager societies. In: Steele, J and Shennan, S, (eds.) The archaeology of human ancestry: power, sex and tradition. (pp. 326-340). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The object of this chapter is to sketch out the basis of an archaeological approach to examining the interrelationships between cultural traditions, inequality and the maintenance of social groups through time. The approach is intended to be of general relevance, but the discussion will be concentrated on the anthropology of foraging societies, since, for a variety of reasons, these are generally agreed to be of most relevance to providing a perspective for the analysis and discussion of inferred patterns of long-term human evolution.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Social inequality and the transmission of cultural traditions in forager societies
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-11862-0
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9780203974131
Publisher version: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10....
Additional information: This version is the version of record, available under the Creative Commons, CC BY-NC-ND licence.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10131770
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