Neo-Darwinian Theory and Hunter-Gatherers

  • Robert L. Bettinger
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


In previous chapters, the general theories we have attempted to apply to hunter-gatherers derive, directly or indirectly, from the social sciences. In this chapter, we turn for the first time to a theory drawn directly from the natural sciences, specifically from biology. The body of general theory in question is neo-Darwinism.


Cultural Preference Evolutionary Ecology Indifference Curve Inclusive Fitness Evolutionary Stable Strategy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Bettinger
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  1. 1.University of California, DavisDavisUSA

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