The cold war period was marked by rivalry between two superpowers, both of which considered themselves to be the most highly evolved cultures on the planet. The USSR painted itself as a socialist society which emerged out of class struggle, while sociologists in the United States (such as Talcott Parsons) argued that the freedom and prosperity of the United States represented a high level of cultural evolution. At the same time, decolonization created newly independent countries who sought to become more developed -- a model of progress and industrialization which was itself a form of cultural evolution. There is, however, a tradition in European social theory from Rousseau to Max Weber that argues that this progression coincides with a loss of human freedom and dignity. At the height of the Cold War, this tradition merged with an interest in ecology to influence an activist culture in the 1960s. This movement produced a variety of political and philosophical programs which emphasized the ...
Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Fills a long-present gap in the literature of Indo-European studies. Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter. Discusses linguistic and cultural developments for each branch of the Indo-European language family. Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language.
Today, Indo-European languages are spoken by almost 3 billion native speakers across all inhabited continents,[58] the largest number by far for any recognised language family. Of the 20 languages with the largest numbers of native speakers according to Ethnologue, 11 are Indo-European: Spanish, English, Hindustani, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Punjabi, German, French, Marathi, accounting for over 1.7 billion native speakers.[59] Additionally, hundreds of millions of persons worldwide study Indo-European languages as secondary or tertiary languages, including in cultures which have completely different language families and historical backgrounds-there between 600,000,000[60] and one billion[61] L2 learners of English alone.. The success of the language family, including the large number of speakers and the vast portions of the Earth that they inhabit, is due to several factors. The ancient Indo-European migrations and widespread dissemination of Indo-European culture throughout Eurasia, ...
Today, Indo-European languages are spoken by almost 3 billion native speakers across all inhabited continents,[61] the largest number by far for any recognised language family. Of the 20 languages with the largest numbers of native speakers according to Ethnologue, 10 are Indo-European: Spanish, English, Hindustani, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Punjabi, German, French and Marathi, accounting for over 1.7 billion native speakers.[62] Additionally, hundreds of millions of persons worldwide study Indo-European languages as secondary or tertiary languages, including in cultures which have completely different language families and historical backgrounds-there are between 600 million[63] and one billion[64] L2 learners of English alone. The success of the language family, including the large number of speakers and the vast portions of the Earth that they inhabit, is due to several factors. The ancient Indo-European migrations and widespread dissemination of Indo-European culture throughout Eurasia, ...
Cultural evolution represents an entire field of study. It has the potential, like biological evolution, to be a mechanism underlying and connecting many fields of study. This short introduction will pull together a few themes and compelling stories from this large field and present some of its concepts, mechanisms, and evidence-hopefully enough to increase the…
Cultural evolution represents an entire field of study. It has the potential, like biological evolution, to be a mechanism underlying and connecting many fields of study. This short introduction will pull together a few themes and compelling stories from this large field and present some of its concepts, mechanisms, and evidence-hopefully enough to increase the…
This article provides new support for the steppe hypothesis or Kurgan hypothesis, which proposes that Indo-European languages first spread with cultural developments in animal husbandry around 4500 - 3500 BCE. (An alternate theory proposes that they spread much earlier, around 7500 - 6000 BCE, in Anatolia in modern-day Turkey.). Chang et al. examined over 200 sets of words from living and historical Indo-European languages; after determining how quickly these words changed over time through statistical modeling, they concluded that the rate of change indicated that the languages which first used these words began to diverge approximately 6,500 years ago, in accordance with the steppe hypothesis.. This is one of the first quantitatively-based academic papers in support of the steppe hypothesis, and the first to use a model with ancestry constraints which more directly incorporate previously discovered relationships between languages. Discussion of prior studies in favor of and against the ...
According to cultural evolutionary theory in the tradition of Boyd and Richerson, cultural evolution is driven by individuals learning biases, natural selection, and random forces. Learning biases lead people to preferentially ...
Nicolas Claidière, Gameli Kodjo-Kuma Amedon, Jean-Baptiste André, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith, et al.. Convergent transformation and selection in cultural evolution. Evolution and Human Behavior, Elsevier, 2018, 39 (2), pp.191-202. ⟨10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2017.12.007⟩. ⟨ijn_03058337⟩ ...
A two-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département dEtudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC). Project summary:. The project aims to document the so-called process of civilization, the set of long-term psychological changes that occurred in Europe from 1300 to 1900. Using large database and online experiments, the project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European paintings from the late Middle Ages to modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social features such as trustworthiness, agreeableness or dominance. More generally, the goal of the project is to test whether life history parameters (mortality, affluence, external threat) can account for psychological changes in ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Cultural Evolution. AU - Riede, Felix. AU - Walsh, Matthew. PY - 2019. Y1 - 2019. M3 - Book chapter. BT - Det biokulturelle menneske (in Danish; trans. The Biocultural Person), edited by T.K. Nielsen, A.R. Kratschmer, C. Andersen and M. Clasen. PB - Aarhus Universitetsforlag. ER - ...
This week I visited Stanford University, California. Jamie Holland Jones invited me to present my research on human evolution, cultural evolution, and social networks at the Stanford Anthropology Colloquium Series. I presented three related projects:. The Cultural Brain Hypothesis (in prep; co-authored with Maciek Chudek and Joe Henrich), describes the evolution of large brains and parsimoniously explains several empirical relationships between brain size, group size, social learning, mating structures, culture, and the juvenile period. The model also describes the selection pressures that may have led humans into the realm of cumulative cultural evolution, further driving up the human brain size.. Sociality Influences Cultural Complexity (2014; co-authored with Ben Shulman, Vlad Vasilescu, and Joe Henrich) on the relationship between sociality and cultural complexity.. Cultural Dispositions, Social Networks, and the Dynamics of Social Influence: Implications for Public Opinion and Cultural ...
Fogarty, L. (2018). Cultural complexity and evolution in fluctuating environments. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 373(1743) Fogarty, L. & Creanza, N. (2017) The niche construction of cultural complexity: interactions between innovations, population size, and the environment, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372: 20160428 Fogarty, L., Wakano, J.Y., Feldman, M.W. & Aoki, K. (2016a) The driving forces of cultural complexity: Neanderthals, modern humans, and the question of population size. Human Nature, doi:10.1007/s12110-016-9275-6 Creanza, N., Fogarty, L. & Feldman, M.W. (2016b) Cultural niche construction of repertoire size and learning strategies in songbirds. Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 285-305.. Fogarty, L., Wakano, J.Y., Feldman, M.W. & Aoki, K. (2015a) Factors limiting the number of independent cultural traits that can be maintained in a population. Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution during the Palaeolithic. pp 9-21.. Fogarty, L., Creanza, N. & Feldman, M.W. (2015b) Cultural evolutionary ...
This week I visited the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Kevin Laland invited me to present my paper (in prep) on the Cultural Brain Hypothesis and the Cumulative Cultural Brain Hypothesis. The paper, co-authored with Maciek Chudek and Joe Henrich, describes an evolutionary model of the evolution of brains and parsimoniously explains several empirical relationships between brain size, group size, social learning, mating structures, culture, and the juvenile period. The model also describes the selection pressures that may have led humans into the realm of cumulative cultural evolution, further driving up the human brain size. I presented the research to Kevins lab and to Andy Whitens lab. I will also be presenting the paper early next month at the 26th Annual Meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) in Natal, Brazil.. While at St Andrews, I met with Andy Whiten, Luke Rendell, Kate Cross, Ana Navarrete, Daniel Cownden, Daniel van der Post, Cara Evans, James Ounsley, Andrew ...
Where do we stand and where do we go from here?. That question is an essential one for all aging services providers who seek to change the culture of their organizations from one that is institutional to one that is person-centered and person-directed.. The culture change movement in Oregon is gaining steam as nursing homes, assisted living and residential care facilities, and other aging services providers seek to create environments where elders experience joy, meaning and purpose in their daily lives.. Whether your organization is just beginning its culture change journey or is well on its way, we invite you and your staff to join with other culture change champions from across Oregon to examine that essential question: Where do you fall in the culture change continuum, and what steps do you need to take to make progress in your journey?. Participants in this program will view and discuss the DVD Tales of Transformation: Four Stages Tell the Story, a culture change training video that ...
It was a great pleasure having a book club dedicated to Cultural evolution in the digital age. Writing a book feels like a long and solitary experience and it is comforting that, when done, it may result in such productive exchanges. Thus, first of all, I want to thank the organisers, Tiffany Morisseau and Dan Sperber, and all the participants for their commentaries: kind, sometimes even flattering, but always perceptive and stimulating. I organised my reply around three macro-themes that emerged in the book club: the role of producers of cultural traits, the features of specifically digital cultural transmission, and a discussion on some more foundational issues in cultural evolution, namely the importance of faithful transmission for cumulative culture and our reliance on social information.. .... Read More ...
CW2: Writing in the Sciences - Evolutionary Themes. Lesson Objective: To effectively structure a section of a science textbook as a logical and progressive order of topics.. Total Estimated Time: 75 minutes. Additional Outcomes: Applying structuring techniques to writing in other academic fields.. Assignment Underway: Writing Assignment #3: Scientists Writing for Students - A Textbook Passage on Cultural Evolution. Students are writing a chapter section for a college evolution textbook, on the advent of cultural evolution.. Work completed before class: Students have read the chapter on Cultural Evolution in the textbook, Biology, Evolution and Human Nature (Wiley, 2001), and have brought reprints of the chapter to class.. Sequence of classroom activities:. ...
Im constantly amazed by how many people in the US either reject the idea of biological evolution or have serious reservations. By contrast, in Europe and other countries with developed economies, only a relatively small fraction do. And the mainstream Christian denominations that most Americans belong to all explicitly accept the reality of biological evolution. That includes the Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, and Anglican churches. The simple fact is that there is overwhelming evidence for biological evolution. As the 20th century biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky said (when the evidence for biological evolution was not even as strong as it is today), Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. If we were compelled to reject the idea of biological evolution, there would be literally thousands of unexplained biological phenomena that currently make perfect sense as consequences of the evolutionary history of life on Earth.. No credible biologist ...
PhD Project - Human Demography and Gene-culture Coevolution: human population dynamics on a (pre)-historical time-scale, and in tandem with microbial evolution at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, listed on FindAPhD.com
This paper proposes that human culture has evolved from authoritative local premodernity through rational local modernity to the coming rational global postmodernity with diverse cultural types. Premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity are the cultural adaptations to the drastic social changes from the Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Revolutions. The cultural types analogous to biological species are the nine cultural types derived from the instinctive cultural type model based on the instinctive sociality trichotomy (individualistic, collectivistic, and interdependent) and the instinctive worldview trichotomy (territorial, connective, and competitive). Western culture originated from the Middle East and Greece has competitive worldview, while Eastern culture originated from India and China has connective worldview. Different cultural types have different perceptions, moralities, religions, politics, and economies. Currently, the world is the chaotic diverse global society where the cultural
We analysed the emotional content of song lyrics in over 160,000 songs spanning the years 1965-2015. We found that the frequency of negative words increased over time, whilst the frequency of positive words decreased over time, and asked whether these patterns could be attributed to cultural transmission biases such as success bias, prestige bias, content bias or unbiased transmission. In the billboard dataset, containing top-100 songs from 1965 to 2015, we found an effect of unbiased transmission on positive lyrics, and an effect of content bias on negative lyrics. For the larger mxm databases we only found weak effects of unbiased transmission for both negative and positive lyrics.. The effects we found in all models are extremely small. This is partly because we analysed the data on the scale of each word, negating any need for averaging over lyrics and songs. Thus, the relative increase or decrease in the log odds is understandably small. Furthermore, our implementation of transmission ...
When looking at culture-driven population dynamics, a common assumption is that theres a positive feedback between cultural evolution and demographic growth. The general prediction, then, is for unlimited growth in population and culture. Yet models based on these assumptions tend to ignore important aspects of cultural evolution, namely: (1) cultural transmission is not perfect; (2) culture does not always promote population growth. Ghirlanda et al (2010) incorporate these two features into a model, and arrive at some interesting conclusions. In particular, they argue those populations maintaining large amounts of culture may run the risk of extinction rather than stability or growth.. Continue reading Culture-driven population dynamics: sustainable or unsustainable?. ...
De Las Heras, A., Sperber, D., Call, J. Do chimpanzees and orangutans communicate in a cooperative task?. 10:50 - 11:20 Coffee & tea. 11:20 - 12:20 Speed session 6: Social cognition, communication and cultural transmission (Jean Jaurès). Molleman, L., Glowacki, L. Subsistence styles shape human social learning strategies. Mercier, H., Miton, H. Evolutionarily valid cues to informational dependency. Scanlon, L., Kendal, J., Tehrani, J., Lobb, A.The cultural evolution of knot tying: an analysis of the cultural transmission of granny and reef knots. Winters, J., Morin, O. Emergence of optimal codes is contingent on the mode and function of communication. Müller, T., Morisseau, T., Winters, J., Morin, O. The Influence of Common Perceptual Context on the Evolution of Graphic Codes. Lindova, J., Sedlova Malkova, G. What do studies on grey parrots teach us about human verbal communication?. 12:20 - 13:20 Lunch. 13:20 - 14:20 Parallel sessions 7A, 7B, 7C. Session 7A: Mating 2 (Jean Jaurès) Lyons, M., ...
The Culture Change Initiative is an intensive and ongoing effort to examine the current state of the culture of the profession, to define the desired culture, and to accelerate progress in achieving that desired culture.. This multi-year research effort, led by AIA Minnesota and prompted by the #metoo movement, has involved deep engagement with more than 70 demographically diverse architects, architectural designers, and students. The research leveraged insights from the AIA Guides of Equitable Practice, as well as systems thinking, complexity theory, adaptive leadership, and intercultural development.. The outcomes of this research have been shared with dozens of firms, schools of architecture, and architecture organizations since its findings were unveiled in November 2020. To apply the findings in accelerating culture change, AIA Minnesota launched a national community of practice in 2021. Members of the Community of Practice for Culture Change take action based on the research, including ...
The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture investigates the role of culture in human evolution and adaptation. The evolution of fancy social learning in humans accounts for both the nature of human adaptation and the extraordinary scale and variety of human societies. The integration of ethnographic fieldwork with mathematical models and advanced quantitative methods is the departments methodological focus.
Greek speakers say ουρα, Germans schwanz and the French queue to describe what English speakers call a tail, but all of these languages use a related form of two to describe the number after one. Among more than 100 Indo-European languages and dialects, the words for some meanings (such as tail) evolve rapidly, being expressed across languages by dozens of unrelated words, while others evolve much more slowly-such as the number two, for which all Indo-European language speakers use the same related word-form1. No general linguistic mechanism has been advanced to explain this striking variation in rates of lexical replacement among meanings. Here we use four large and divergent language corpora (English2, Spanish3, Russian4 and Greek5) and a comparative database of 200 fundamental vocabulary meanings in 87 Indo-European languages6 to show that the frequency with which these words are used in modern language predicts their rate of replacement over thousands of years of ...
Greek speakers say ουρα, Germans schwanz and the French queue to describe what English speakers call a tail, but all of these languages use a related form of two to describe the number after one. Among more than 100 Indo-European languages and dialects, the words for some meanings (such as tail) evolve rapidly, being expressed across languages by dozens of unrelated words, while others evolve much more slowly-such as the number two, for which all Indo-European language speakers use the same related word-form1. No general linguistic mechanism has been advanced to explain this striking variation in rates of lexical replacement among meanings. Here we use four large and divergent language corpora (English2, Spanish3, Russian4 and Greek5) and a comparative database of 200 fundamental vocabulary meanings in 87 Indo-European languages6 to show that the frequency with which these words are used in modern language predicts their rate of replacement over thousands of years of ...
Peters research explores a number of concerns, including studying the human occupation of Australia prior to European settlement, characterising patterns of technological evolution and exploring the implications of those patterns for the cultural evolution of hominids, and reading the representations of archaeologists in movies. Reconstructing Australian pre-history through studies of the archaeological record is a pursuit that has led Peter to question simple depictions of directionality in cultural evolution, the use of ethnographic information in interpreting the past, the operation of cultural process at different scales, and the articulation of social systems with ecological contexts. His extended treatment of these themes was published as Archaeology of Ancient Australia (Routledge), a book which won the Mulvaney Book Award in 2008. He continues to pursue these concerns in his fieldwork on the History of Desert Landuse Project in South Australia, his collaborative Lake George project ...
People come together as groups to manage shared environmental resources with varying degrees of success. Elinor Ostrom first identified a set of characteristics, or design principles, common to effective environmental governance. These design principles are products of cultural evolution - they are embodied by behaviors that individuals transmit to each other via social learning. Relatively little research has explicitly examined the cultural evolution of the design principles. This project uses a set of agent-based models to examine:. ...
Catherine Markham, a behavioral ecologist and primatologist and Asst. Prof. of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, gave two presentations, one to our Department and one to our lab in particular. The first was entitled Primate societies: competition within and between social groups. The second was based on her research trajectory, entitled One open door to the next: launching a career with a lot of luck and a little stubbornness. The lab took her to Jade Eatery and Lounge ...
New research at a rock shelter on the edge of the Kalahari desert in South Africa challenges the assumption that modern human origins and complex behaviors were limited to coastal environments. A collection of unusual artifacts that are over 100,000 years old suggests that inland Homo sapiens they were as innovative as their coastal cousins. There is a widespread belief that the origins of modern humans and modern human cognition can be located in southern Africa. Since many of the archaeological sites linked to early human activity are located on the coast, experts assumed that Homo sapiens its technological and symbolic behavior in that region also evolved. But a new study published in the journal Nature paints a very different picture. One of the stone tools excavated from Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter. (Credit: Jayne Wilkins) ...
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Parallel problems are probably rife in human subsistence systems. The shift to plant-rich diets is complicated because plant foods are typically deficient in essential amino acids, and vitamins, have toxic compounds to protect them from herbivore attack, and are labor intensive to prepare. The diet of Pleistocene hunters and gathers probably focused on high rates of meat intake supplemented by high quality plant foods such as ripe fruit and nuts. High quality plant resources are scarce and the inefficiency of natural herbivore populations means that meat offtake rates are usually quite limited. Intensification requires a focus on seeds low in essential amino acids (maize), tubers with poisonous protection (bitter manioc), and the like. Even the best plant resources like wheat require protein supplementation with animal products or legumes. Skeletal material suggests that early agricultural peoples were often less well nourished than their hunter-gather ancestors (Cohen and Armelagos 1984). ...
We live in a data driven world but data can only be considered the new oil if we extract knowledge from it. Data has no inherent value unless its put to good use. For example self driving is now a data problem. Social media is also facing a big data problem since most of the data generated is contextual.. Democratisation of data will allow us to own the information we produce and choose how it gets used. Companies will be able to bid for your attention and pay you for viewing adverts. Instead of being targeted by data points such as age or location you will be targeted by context. Theres no point showing someone an insurance deal if theyre not looking for one. We take back our sovereignty by choosing what we share and in turn get rewarded for it . By placing data (music, images, supply chain or medical records) on the blockchain we make it immutable and transparent. No more black box algorithms or centralised databases. Blockchain can verify ownership of data and instantly provide a service ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.02.013 A new study investigates hunters causal understandings of bow design and mechanics among the Hadza, one of the last remaining foraging populations. The results suggest that sophisticated technology can evolve without complete causal understanding.
Professor Dye was the Gresham Professor of Physic between 2005 and 2009. He is based at the World Health Organization, where he evaluates epidemiological and economic trends for tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases, measures the impact of control programmes, and presents the findings to governments, scientists and the media. Professor Dye holds a BA from the University of York, gained his DPhil at the University of Oxford, and has taught at Cambridge University, Imperial College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2008. His work in epidemiology is described in more than 200 scientific papers, and he is currently a member of the editorial board of Science.. All of Professor Dye's lectures may be accessed here.. ...
October 4, 1903 - March 5, 1998. Ruth Young was one of the most accomplished and gracious women of our times. Few people beyond those whose lives she actually touched knew the many facets of her talent, nor the depth of purpose that imbued her activities. Ruth Young avoided celebrity with the same determination others seek it. Modest, playful, soft-spoken, and beautiful even at ninety-four, Ruth possessed a knack for making the right things happen, an ability she purposefully honed in her words by studying what needed to be done and then acting to do it. She never flaunted her background as the eldest great granddaughter of both the transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Muir Forbes, the activist en age in the Boston/China shipping trade. Indeed, it was only in her later years that she began to share stories of her unusual family and the pearls of wisdom she cultivated from experience.. As a woman with no professional history in international affairs, but simply a hunch ...
Cultural evolutionary theory conceptualises culture as an information-transmission system whose dynamics take on evolutionary properties. Within this framework, however, innovation has been likened to random mutations, reducing its occurrence to chance or fortuitous transmission error. In introducing the special collection on children and innovation, we here place object play and play objects - especially functional miniatures - from carefully chosen archaeological contexts in a niche construction perspective. Given that play, including object play, is ubiquitous in human societies, we suggest that plaything construction, provisioning and use have, over evolutionary timescales, paid substantial selective dividends via ontogenetic niche modification. Combining findings from cognitive science, ethology and ethnography with insights into hominin early developmental life-history, we show how play objects and object play probably had decisive roles in the emergence of innovative capabilities. ...
Can Darwinism be applied to technological innovation? John Ziman examines the analogy between biological and cultural evolution. Go to a technology museum, and look at the bicycles. Then go to a museum of archaeology, and look at the prehistoric stone axes. Finally, go to a natural history museum, and look at the fossil horses. In each case, you will see a sequence, ordered in time, of changing but somewhat similar objects. The fossils, we know, are sampled from the history of a family of biological organisms. They are similar because they are related by reproductive descent. They have evolved over time because they have adapted, by genetic variation and natural selection, to their changing environment. Can technological innovation be explained in similar terms? Do all cultural entities evolve by essentially the same mechanism? The analogy between biological and cultural evolution has often been remarked. One need not accept the principle of evolutionary epistemology, which interprets the ...
Every year we also give the course Ethology and Evolution within the course Basic biology, 7.5 hp, on the psychology programme at Karolinska Institute.. ...
Hayeks theory of cultural evolution has always generated controversy. Interest in Hayeks theory, and others analysis and criticism of it, has been rising of late. This volume urges a reconsideration of Hayeks theory of evolution and aims to explore the relevance of Hayeks theory for its own sake and for evolutionary economics more generally ...
This volume has much to recommend it -- providing fascinating and stimulating insights into many arenas of material culture, many of which still remain only superficially explored in the archaeological literature. -- Archaeological Review. ... a vivid introduction to the topic.... A glimpse into the unique and changing identities in an ever-changing world. -- Come-All-Ye. Fourteen interdisciplinary essays open new perspectives for understanding African societies and cultures through the contextualized study of objects, treating everything from the production of material objects to the meaning of sticks, masquerades, household tools, clothing, and the television set in the contemporary repertoire of African material culture.. ...
According to Science Daily recent research (to be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology) indicates that Toxoplasma gondii may have some interesting effects on human culture: The geographic variation in the latent prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii may explain a substantial proportion of human population differences we see in cultural aspects that relate to…
As has been pointed out to you by other posters, there is currently a debate as to what the best definition of Olmec is. Many archaeologists now think there is an Olmec style found throughout most of Mesoamerica which is an amalgamation of traits from different regions. These archaeologists reserve the term Olmec to refer to a cultural group living in the Gulf Coast of Mexico during the time period 1500-500 B.C. Bernals reference is now woefully dated and more recent work in the Valley of Oaxaca shows that certain Olmec traits actually appear here earlier than they do in the Olmec Gulf Coast heartland. This is true for other regions of Mesoamerica as well. While Coe might still be sticking to the notion of the diffusion of an Olmec style from a single source, many others have abandoned this notion in favor of one that sees the origin of traits in various areas and its diffusion associated with cultural contacts by multiple societies at a roughly equivalent stage of cultural evolution. >: 2. ...
Vlaev, Ivo, Kusev, Petko, Stewart, Neil, Aldrovandi, Silvio and Chater, Nick. (2010) Domain effects and financial risk attitudes. Risk Analysis, Vol.30 (No.9). pp. 1374-1386. ISSN 0272-4332 Chater, Nick and Christiansen, Morten H.. (2010) Language acquisition meets language evolution. Cognitive Science, Vol.34 (No.7). pp. 1131-1157. ISSN 0364-0213 Chater, Nick and Christiansen, Morten H.. (2010) Language evolution as cultural evolution : how language is shaped by the brain. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, Vol.1 (No.5). pp. 623-628. ISSN 1939-5078 Griffiths, Thomas L., Chater, Nick, Kemp, Charles, Perfors, Amy and Tenenbaum, Joshua B.. (2010) Probabilistic models of cognition: exploring representations and inductive biases. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol.14 (No.8). pp. 357-364. ISSN 1364-6613 Hsu, Anne S. and Chater, Nick. (2010) The logical problem of language acquisition : a probabilistic perspective. Cognitive Science, Vol.34 (No.6). pp. 972-1016. ISSN 0364-0213 ...
The human body was sculpted over millions of years of evolution. The best available evidence suggests that our genus, Homo, emerged about 2.8 million years ago, while our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, first came onto the scene 200.000 years ago, in Africa. Some 100.000+ years after that, our ancestors started migrating out of Africa and into new habitats across the world.. A hunter-gatherer lifestyle was the norm for our ancestors throughout the majority of the evolutionary history of our genus. It wasnt until about 10.000 years, as agriculture started sweeping the globe, that the hunter-gatherer lifestyle went out of fashion and humans started to settle down in larger communities. The changes in diet and lifestyle that accompanied this epidemiological transition occurred because our ancestors went in and changed their milieu in unprecedented ways.. In the years that have passed since then, cultural evolution has vastly outpaced biological evolution. Weve built large cities, the food system ...
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Despite a burgeoning science of cultural evolution, relatively little work has focused on the population structure of human cultural variation. By contrast, studies in human population genetics use a suite of tools to quantify and analyse spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation within and between populations. Human genetic diversity can be explained largely as a result of migration and drift giving rise to gradual genetic clines, together with some discontinuities arising from geographical and cultural barriers to gene flow. Here, we adapt theory and methods from population genetics to quantify the influence of geography and ethnolinguistic boundaries on the distribution of 700 variants of a folktale in 31 European ethnolinguistic populations. We find that geographical distance and ethnolinguistic affiliation exert significant independent effects on folktale diversity and that variation between populations supports a clustering concordant with European geography. This pattern of ...
UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2 November 2001) defines culture with an emphasis on cultural features: culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, encompassing, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs. Cultural traits are also the primitive of mathematical models of cultural transmission inspired by population genetics, imported and refined by economics. Any serious evaluation of (...) the notion of cultural trait, however, requires the interrogation of many disciplines, from cultural anthropology to linguistics, from psychology to archaeology to musicology. The very possibility of assuming the existence of cultural traits is not granted. In order to start a wide interdisciplinary confrontation, we need a sufficiently loose definition of a cultural trait as any trait whose production in individuals ...
The evolution of culture: new perspectives and evidence (coauthored with Charles H. Janson). Evolutionary Anthropology 12(2):57-60 (2003).. Human cooperation: perspectives from behavioral ecology. In Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation, ed. P. Hammerstein, pp. 401-427. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (2003).. Why do good hunters have higher reproductive success? Human Nature 15(4):342-363 (2004).. Signaling theory, strategic interaction, and symbolic capital (coauthored with Rebecca Bliege Bird). Current Anthropology 46(2):221-248 (2005).. Costly signaling and cooperative behavior. (coauthored with Rebecca Bliege Bird). In Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life, ed. H. Gintis, S. Bowles, R. Boyd, and E. Fehr, pp. 115-148. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (2005).. Anthropological schisms. Anthropology Newsletter, American Anthropological Association. January 2006, pp. 8-11. Reconstructing the evolution of the human mind. In The Evolution of ...
summary of the whole book) This volume provides a comprehensive survey of computational models and methodologies used for studying the origin and evolution of language and communication. With contributions from the most influential figures in the field, Simulating the Evolution of Language presents and summarises current computational approaches to language evolution and highlights new lines of development. Among the main discussion points are: · Analysis of emerging linguistic behaviours and structures · Demonstration of the strict interaction and interdependence between language and other non-linguistic abilities · Direct comparisons between simulation studies and empirical research Essential reading for researchers and students in the areas of evolutionary and adaptive systems, language evolution, modelling and linguistics, it will also be of particular interest to computer scientists working on multi-agent systems, robotics and internet agents. ...
This major new work explores the development of creoles and other new languages, focusing on the conceptual and methodological issues they raise for genetic linguistics. Written by an internationally renowned linguist, the book surveys a wide range of examples of changes in the structure, function and vitality of languages, and suggests that similar ecologies have played the same kinds of roles in all cases of language evolution. The Ecology of Language Evolution will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, creolistics, theoretical linguistics and theories of evolution ...
Dr. in History and Geography by Rovira i Virgili University from Tarragona, Im interested in the cultural evolution of the Pleistocene human groups. Specialized in Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy, Im working in several aspects of the human behaviour from faunal record, which can be grouped into two main categories: subsistence strategies and meat diet. In this respect, Im trying to contribute to evolutionary anthropology from several research lines, such as the identification of the occupational patterns in the sites, hominid-carnivore interactions and the influence of the technological development to the faunal processing patterns, among others. Currently, Im developing my research in several Pleistocene sites from Iberian Peninsula (Atapuerca, Abric Romaní, Gibraltar Caves and Toll Caves) and from Israel (Qesem cave). Im the director of the project of Home sharing: hominid-carnivore interactions at the North-East of Iberian Peninsula, which includes the sites of Teixoneres and Toll Caves ...
Backlash isnt really the right word.. Evolutionary Psychology Bingo.. I fully expect to see this linked-to, emailed, and generally be the object of a bit of discussion online. On the one hand, Im all for the satirisation of poor science (a more biting example appeared last week), especially poor science that uses the tools (evolutionary thinking) that I do. We must, after all, stringently promote the self-correcting aspect of the scientific method. And there is some poor evolutionary psychology research around.. On the other hand: seeing that bingo card just makes my stomach sink into the floor.. There are plenty of people who are attempting to rehabilitate the term evolutionary psychology into an umbrella concept covering all research in the human evolutionary behavioural sciences (EP is much shorter and catchier, for one thing). This encompasses things like evolutionary economics, behavioural ecology, cultural evolution, evolutionary archaeology, etc, i.e. things that I do.. I am not ...
Posted on 11/15/2003 1:08:43 PM PST by Voice in your head. There is a popular disposition to regard ethics as absolute and enduring, yet they are neither. That which is considered ethical alters with time and varies between civilizations and even families. At some impalpable level, the impulse to ethics does appear to arise from within and may be a collective survival strategy conditioned by biological and cultural evolution. Yet the specific content of a civilizations or a societys ethics is generally determined by accumulative tradition, epochal convenience, and local habit. The ethics of war and conflict are especially fluid. We live in a stage of Western civilization in which nameless casualties inflicted by bombing campaigns are acceptable, while the thought of summarily shooting a prisoner of war fills us with revulsion, even if the blood of war crimes drips from every finger of that prisoner. We are allowed to impose embargoes that strike the most powerless members of foreign ...
In section 2 of this article we will attempt to accomplish this depolarization to provide a broader evolutionary foundation for the human behavioral and social sciences. In section 3 we will review examples of scientifically based and validated programs that accomplish change on three scales: individuals, small groups, and large populations. We draw these examples from branches of the applied behavioral sciences that, like diamonds in the sand, have remained largely hidden from evolutionary science and the basic human behavioral sciences. The examples provide a much needed body of empirical information to balance evolutionary theorizing, which is frequently criticized for remaining at the speculative just so storytelling stage. Indeed, the randomized control trials and other high-quality real-world experiments described in section 2 can be regarded as a refined variation-and-selection process with faster and more accurate feedback on effectiveness than other mechanisms of cultural evolution. ...
4-7 pm. Come learn how simple it is to make your own kraut, kimchi and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival!. We will begin by hearing from Sandor about just what is so artful about fermentation. He will then lead a hands-on workshop where you can learn how to ferment your favorite (or winter appropriate) veggie!. This is a group fermentation workshop. You will be working with a handful of other fermentation enthusiasts to create a tasty, microbial rich concoction.. Please bring the following items to this workshop: 1-2 lbs. of veggies to ferment, cutting board, knife, hand grater, hand towel, and a wide-mouth mason jar with a ring. Home Fermenter in Eugene is generously donating lids with grommet holes and ...
Upstate New Yorks Catskill Mountain Range is a bucolic place near and dear to my heart. Its where storybook character Rip Van Winkle enjoyed his legendary slumber, and its scenery hasnt changed much since he was born of Washington Irvings fertile imagination. Yet, like Van Winkle, if Id fallen asleep for 20 years when first arriving in that verdant heaven, I, too, would have noticed some profound changes upon awakening. About two decades ago, many rural Catskill teens - sons of farmers and hunters and fishermen - suddenly started donning baggy pants and reflecting gangsta counter-culture despite living nowhere near any large urban center. The following generation of teens experienced todays recent cultural evolution and often sport multiple tattoos and body piercings despite living nowhere near NYCs grungy East Village. Yet Im wrong in a sense: those places were actually very close - a television set away. My old hinterland haunt was once place where, if you wiggled...(Read Full ...
Theme of the conference: Establishing Cognitive Semiotics. Over the past two decades or so, a number of researchers from semiotics, linguistics, cognitive science and related fields, from several European and North American research centres, have experienced the needs to combine theoretical knowledge and methodological expertise in order to be able to tackle challenging questions concerning the nature of meaning, the role of consciousness, the unique cognitive features of mankind, the interaction of nature and nurture in development, and the interplay of biological and cultural evolution in phylogeny. The product of these collaborations has been the emergence of the field of Cognitive Semiotics, with its own journal (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cogsem) and academic association. The conference aims both to celebrate this, and to look forward into possibilities for further development.. We invite the submission of 400 word abstracts (excluding title and references) for one of the three ...
The eighth London LASER hosts Anna Dumitriu on ethical considerations of artists working with bioscience, Nicola Triscott on recent work by Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, and CUBE London resident artists/scientists Ideographic on possible correlations between spikes in cultural evolution and the alliance of art and science.. Book here now to ensure you save a place.. Anna Dumitriu works at the forefront of art and microbiology collaboration, with a strong interest in the ethics of emerging technologies. Her installations, and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria. She has a strong international exhibition profile including The Science Gallery (Dublin), The Picasso Museum (Barcelona) and MOCA Taipei, and is Artist in Residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at The University of Oxford. She will discuss her projects Sequence investigating whole genome sequencing of bacteria and Trust Me Im an Artist which considers ...
The interests of Research Area 4 revolve around means of production, construction, appropriation, and (re)signification related to visual and material cultural practices. We jointly investigate the constantly changing positions of objects and visual material in cultural and social processes, practices and discourses by taking always into account multiple viewpoints and disciplines and diverse cultural-medial contexts. The particular thematic and theoretical foci of the regular meetings of Research Area 4 are established on the basis of the current research interests and perspectives of the groups members. Hence, our work is not predicated on a static definition of objects and images, but seeks to develop different conceptions of images/ objects in the process of engaging with case studies or broader interdisciplinary theoretical debates. Aspects of authenticity and the (trans-)cultural appropriation of visual and material culture are taken into account within our discussions as well as notions ...
Spanning six centuries of global design, this far-reaching survey History of Design. Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000 is the first to offer an account of the vast history of decorative arts and design produced from 1400 to the present.
This is the place to share your research into the material culture of our ancestors, and/or just show off your latest craft project.
Modern Standard Hindi is an official language of India along with English, and Hindi and English function as lingua franca in most parts of the country. Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language, part of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by approximately 50% of the Indian population in India (which includes first- and second-generation Hindi speakers). In the United States, Hindi has historically been taught formally in colleges and universities and informally in Indian cultural centers, temples, and community-based schools. With recent U.S. government initiatives promoting the learning of Hindi, and growing interest in the Indo-American community in preserving their language and culture, the number of community-based Hindi schools has increased, particularly in New Jersey, New York, Texas, and California. Hindi is also taught in some public schools in the United States, and the U.S. Department of Education plans to introduce Hindi in more schools in the coming ...
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Content aligned with middle school LS4. Content aligned with high school LS4. In middle school, students develop an understanding of the disciplinary core ideas in the life science domain. The middle school performance expectations build on the elementary performance expectations, as well as on students prior knowledge of physical and Earth sciences. In LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity, performance expectations are designed for students to demonstrate an understanding of how organisms change over time in response to changes in the environment. Students should use scientific evidence to support their understanding of natural selection and evolution.. High school performance expectations in the life sciences expand on middle school performance expectations, allowing students to develop and refine their understanding of life science concepts. The high school performance expectations emphasize students proficiency in engaging in practices and using crosscutting concepts to organize ...
Research is at the core of all investigation: excavations as part of the planning process, historic building recording for private houses, community projects engaging a diverse audience or a million pound initiatives funded by research councils. Whoever is footing the bill, each time an archaeologist begins a new project the research design should outline how that investigation aims to answer specific questions, produce new knowledge or challenge old ideas. The pursuit of knowledge is central to our work - isnt it?. Our 2014 conference aims to examine the concept of research across current archaeological practice, as well as highlighting how archaeologists contribute new knowledge to a wider understanding of the human past. The conference hopes to question how research practice has developed and to face the challenges often posed to heritage professionals regarding value, quality, dissemination and accessibility. Why should all archaeological projects ensure the knowledge they create is ...
The average Archaeologist Salary is about $48,000, and this is a profession that involves preserving, examining and analyzing ancient site to learn about the times past. Most archaeologist are people passionate about history and preserving it. They start their career.... ...
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Theoretical issues of various kinds The most concrete aim of this seminar is to explore language change through the prism of constructions. The ultimate aim is to understand how the idea of constructional syntax can be united with grammaticalization theory and a usage-based model of linguistic knowledge to form a more comprehensive theory of morphosyntactic change. The course is a graduate seminar, meaning that the focus will be on creating new knowledge. We will explore how previously published work might be viewed in the context of newer ideas, and how cutting edge work is shaping the issues to be studied. The format is intended to be discussion-based and not lecture format. Students will lead discussions for particular readings by arrangement in class. Readings include works by Greenberg, Traugott, Denison, Kemmer, and whatever others we pick, including unpublished work. Publications or research work by seminar participants can also be used as readings, by agreement of participants. (Further ...
Background: Advanced cognitive abilities are widely thought to underpin cultural traditions and cumulative cultural change. In contrast, recent simulation models have found that basic social influences on learning suffice to support both cultural phenomena. In the present study we test the predictions of these models in the context of skill learning, in a model with stochastic demographics, variable group sizes, and evolved parameter values, exploring the cultural ramifications of three different social learning mechanisms. Results: Our results show that that simple forms of social learning such as local enhancement, can generate traditional differences in the context of skill learning. In contrast, we find cumulative cultural change is supported by observational learning, but not local or stimulus enhancement, which supports the idea that advanced cognitive abilities are important for generating this cultural phenomenon in the context of skill learning. Conclusions: Our results help to explain ...
What is clear is that Dravidian or proto-Dravidian speakers were in India before the arrival of proto-Sanskrit speakers. Linguists like Colin Renfrew suggest that it is likely that the entry and spread of Dravidian languages in India coincided with the farming dispersal and agricultural expansion that began in the Middle East and which expanded into north western parts of the Indian subcontinent around 8,000 years ago. Dravidian languages entered India through demic diffusion of agriculturists and Dravidian speaking people were the first Neolithic farmers of India. This extended history of Dravidian language origin and dispersal was given no attention in the show. These people are the likely candidates who built the Indus valley civilization and Wood missed out on exploring this thesis further. Ive noticed this in many documentaries about India. The attention is always on the arrival of the Aryans a term used to describe people speaking Indo-European languages. They in fact arrived much later ...
Roma, an ethnic group of traditionally itinerant people who originated in northern India but live in modern times worldwide, principally in Europe. Most Roma speak some form of Romany, a language closely related to the modern Indo-European languages of northern India, as well as the major language of the country in which they live.
Summary The Metaphysical Unity of Science project will pursue the question of what, if anything, unifies the natural sciences. The project studies the question from the perspective of metaphysics and philosophy of science by way of employing case studies from biology, chemistry, and physics. What does it mean for one scientific phenomenon to be explained in terms of another? Under what conditions does scientific unification take place? In philosophy these questions are often discussed under the rubric of reduction. Typically, in asking whether one phenomenon reduces to another, we aim to understand what the ultimate or fundamental basis of the first phenomenon is. In the mid to late 20th century, there was a hope to reduce all higher level phenomena to fundamental physics. Yet, it was soon discovered that there are phenomena that cannot be easily reduced, so unification may not be available via this route. The projects ambitious goal is to produce a novel account of unification. This is made ...
What did our ancestors sound like in the 50th century B.C.? University of Kentucky linguistics lecturer Andrew M. Byrd examines ancient Indo-European languages (such as Latin, Greek, Sanskrit and Old English) and the language from which they derive, Proto-Indo-European, or PIE.
Latvian is the official language in the Republic of Latvia, spoken natively by approximately 60% of the residents of Latvia, approximately 1,250,000 people. Worldwide it is estimated to be spoken by 1,504,880 people, a 2009 estimate from Ethnologue. It is an Indo-European language that shares its own Baltic language group with Lithuanian, New Curonian, Old Prussian, and Semigallian. The Baltic languages show closest relationship with the Slavic languages, and are commonly reconstructed to have passed through common Proto-Balto-Slavic stage, during which numerous Common Balto-Slavic lexical, phonological, morphological and accentological isoglosses developed. It is a relatively new language, its first written accounts date to 1530 A.D.
These fifteen chapters explore the ways in which recent developments in imaging, image analysis, and image display and diffusion can be applied to objects of material culture in order to enhance ... More. These fifteen chapters explore the ways in which recent developments in imaging, image analysis, and image display and diffusion can be applied to objects of material culture in order to enhance historians understanding of the period from which the objects came (in this case, the remote past). In interpreting artefacts, the historian acts out a perceptual-cognitive task of transforming often noisy and impoverished signals into semantically rich symbols that have to be set within a cultural and historical context. Engineering scientists, equipped with a range of sophisticated techniques, equipment and highly specialised knowledge, are not always as aware as they might be of the range and the exact nature of problems faced by historians in interpreting objects of material culture. By providing ...
STANFORD UNIVERSITY-Something odd happened in the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic, around 50,000 years ago. Modern humans and their immediate ancestors had been using tools for a few million years prior, but the repertoire was limited. Then, all of sudden, there was an explosion of new tools, art and other cultural artifacts.. What caused that change has been the subject of much debate. Maybe brainpower reached a critical threshold. Maybe climate change forced our prehistoric kin to innovate or die. Maybe it was aliens.. Or maybe it was the result of populations growing and spreading throughout the land, Stanford researchers write in Royal Society Interface. That certainly could explain some other curious features of Paleolithic culture-and it could mean that a number of paleontologists inferences about our genetic and environmental past are, if not wrong, not as well supported as they had thought.. Cultural bursts. One captivating observation is if you look at the ...
Isaac Bashevis Singer. natural - 1) (the conventional evolutionary perspective): This is something that evolutionary science easily and straightforwardly defines: what is natural is simply what we are adapted to by evolution, and a central axiom of evolution is that what we are adapted to is the behavior our species engaged in over a long enough period of evolutionary time for it to have become selected for in the species collective gene pool. - Ward Nicholson. 2) The natural world as invoked by yage legend Ino Moxo is a living memory of creation. - Luna & White. Natural World People - Around ten thousand years ago, peoples who spoke Indo-European languages lived in the area which today we know as the Steppes of Russia. At that time, they were a Natural World people who lived off the land. They developed agriculture, and its said that they had begun the practice of animal domestication. Hunters and gatherers who roamed the area probably acquired animals from agricultural people, and ...
I had some preconceptions regarding the question of the great antiquity of humanity that was much earlier than general scientific wisdom had it and I knew that one archaeological find could blow them out of the water so the best approach in relation to the origins of human culture is the marxist method: firstly whats the definition of human and whats the definition of culture and how do the two relate to each other? And you cant talk about humanity and culture without involving society, which leads to organisation, purposeful struggle, production, solidarity, cooperation, mother-right, sexual selection, morality and the interaction of all these elements, and others, coming from and developing along increasing levels of cognition and understanding: consciousness in a word. All these elements are there in the beginning of humanity; they are the expressions of the beginning of humanity, they are the beginning of humanity, its society and its culture. The beginning of human culture comes with ...
The data presented here provide valuable insights into potentially novel phloem-mobile mRNAs and phloem-associated RNA-binding proteins. Lithuanian, an Indo-European language, closely resembles ancient Sanskrit, and is written using the Latin alphabet.It is considered by scholars that the Lithuanian language retained, with the fewest changes, most of the elements of Proto-Indo-European language. Find architects, interior designers and home improvement contractors. The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Remodeling and decorating ideas and inspiration for designing your kitchen, bath, patio and more. Steven Holls Luminous Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As the connection between leaves and other organs, the petiole and stem are especially important in their transport function, which is carried out by the phloem and xylem, especially by the sieve elements in the phloem system. Be inspired and provoked ...
Current and former affiliations Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University Department of Linguistics, Harvard University Also: the fantastic Word Structure Research Group (McGill/UQÁM, Montréal) Texts, resources ... absolutely not exhaustive. Suggestions? (P)IE general: TITUS Frankfurt: Thesaurus of texts in ancient Indo-European languages (and more!) Ancient Indo-European grammars online: a…
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Probably the first thing to discuss is why Welsh? Well the simple answer to that is, why not Welsh? The thing is that though I love English and its evolution, Ive never branched out into multi-languages. Decisions, decisions! Its not like Ive not wanted to, but then the question becomes which one? French is beautiful, Spanish is somewhat necessary in certain parts of the US (only certain parts, despite what some say), Italian is fun, German is helpful as is a variety of other so-called Indo-European languages. The problem is that theyre all so common ...
Map of India showing approximate locations of sampling of the populations included in this study. Populations shown in grey are populations from the Andaman and Nicober archipelago. Populations shown in red are Dravidian speaking tribal populations from the Nilgiri Hills in Southern India. Populations shown in cyan are Austro-Asiatic speaking tribal populations from the East and Central India. Populations shown in green are caste populations primarily speaking the Indo-European language. Populations shown in blue are Tibeto-Burman speaking populations of North-East India and are predominantly tribes, except the Manipuri Brahmins ...
William Smith (1769-1839), an English canal engineer, observed that rocks of different ages (based on the law of superposition) preserved different assemblages of fossils, and that these assemblages succeeded one another in a regular and determinable order. He observed that rocks from distant locations could be correlated based on the fossils they contained. He termed this the principle of faunal succession. Smith, who preceded Charles Darwin, was unaware of biological evolution and did not know why faunal succession occurred. Biological evolution explains why faunal succession exists: as different organisms evolve, change and go extinct, they leave behind fossils. Faunal succession was one of the chief pieces of evidence cited by Darwin that biological evolution had occurred. Early naturalists well understood the similarities and differences of living species leading Linnaeus to develop a hierarchical classification system still in use today. It was Darwin and his contemporaries who first ...