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Cultural evolution and archaeology : Historical and cultural trends

Riede, Felix; Apel, Jan LU and Darmark, Kim (2012) In N-TAG Ten. Proceedings of the 10th Nordic TAG conference at Stiklestad, Norway 2009 p.99-107
Abstract
The 10th Nordic TAG conference fell together with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s seminal On the Origin of Species as well as the 200th anniversary of his birth. Over the last 15 years a new theoretical discourse on the use of evolutionary theory in archaeology has emerged, but this has largely bypassed the Scandinavian countries, despite the fact that Scandinavian archaeology has a solid foundation of empirical work, especially with regards to technology and ecological relations. Both research areas can benefit tremendously from evolutionary insights. This chapter reviews some of the historical and current trends in evolutionary analyses of material culture change. Despite some large difference in epistemology... (More)
The 10th Nordic TAG conference fell together with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s seminal On the Origin of Species as well as the 200th anniversary of his birth. Over the last 15 years a new theoretical discourse on the use of evolutionary theory in archaeology has emerged, but this has largely bypassed the Scandinavian countries, despite the fact that Scandinavian archaeology has a solid foundation of empirical work, especially with regards to technology and ecological relations. Both research areas can benefit tremendously from evolutionary insights. This chapter reviews some of the historical and current trends in evolutionary analyses of material culture change. Despite some large difference in epistemology and methodology, substantial overlap in research interests exists between evolutionary and non-evolutionary archaeologists, and integration of the theories and methods advocated by evolutionary archaeologists into more main-stream Scandinavian practice is both possible and desirable. (Less)
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cultural evolution, Darwinian evolution, Evolutionary archaeology
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N-TAG Ten. Proceedings of the 10th Nordic TAG conference at Stiklestad, Norway 2009
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Berge, Ragnhild; Jasinski, Marek J; Sognnes, Kalle; ; and
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99 - 107
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Archaeopress
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9781407309941
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English
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  author       = {Riede, Felix and Apel, Jan and Darmark, Kim},
  editor       = {Berge, Ragnhild and Jasinski, Marek J and Sognnes, Kalle},
  isbn         = {9781407309941},
  keyword      = {cultural evolution,Darwinian evolution,Evolutionary archaeology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {99--107},
  publisher    = {Archaeopress},
  series       = {N-TAG Ten. Proceedings of the 10th Nordic TAG conference at Stiklestad, Norway 2009},
  title        = {Cultural evolution and archaeology : Historical and cultural trends},
  year         = {2012},
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