The Nature of Culture
Based on an Interdisciplinary Symposium ‘The Nature of Culture’, Tübingen, Germany
Miriam N. Haidle, Nocholas J. Conard, Michael Bolus (Eds.)
Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, 2016
This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development of cultural capacity in human evolution are traced in the archaeological record.