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The final a long time of the 20 th century witnessed strongly becoming curiosity in evolutionary ways to the human previous. Even now, even if, there's little genuine contract on what evolutionary archaeology is all approximately. an incredible trouble is the inability of consensus on how to find the fundamental ideas of Darwinian suggestion in ways in which are certainly correct to the archaeological sciences. each one bankruptcy during this new choice of in particular invited essays specializes in a unmarried significant notion and its linked key phrases, summarizes its old and present makes use of, after which studies case reports illustrating that concept's current and possible destiny position in study. What those authors say exhibits the richness and present range of concept between these at the present time who insist that Darwinism has a key position to play in archaeology.Each bankruptcy contains definitions of similar key terms. as the similar keyword phrases can have an identical or varied meanings in numerous conceptual contexts, a lot of those key terms are addressed in additional than one bankruptcy. as well as exploring key strategies, jointly the book's chapters express the wide variety of principles and reviews during this highbrow area this present day. This quantity reflects—and clarifies—debate this day at the position of Darwinism in glossy archaeology, and by means of doing so, may also help form the instructions that destiny paintings in archaeology will take.

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Page xv Table of Key Words Acculturation, 163 Adaptation, 15, 52, 226 Affinity, 74 Agency, 119 Analogous/Analogy, 64, 77, 126 Attribute, 71, 100 Biological constraints, 30 Biological reproduction, 144 Cause, 49 Chance, 145 Character, 71 Class, 80 Classification, 70 paradigmatic, 71 taxonomic, 71 Complexity, 98 Concept, 10 Conditioning classical, 185 operant, 185 Cultural history, 148 Cultural reproduction, 112 Cultural transformation, 112 Cultural virus, 191 Culture, 55, 75, 107, 164 Darwinian population, 246 Definition extensional, 81 intentional, 80 Descent, 125 Design, 97 Diet breadth, 22 Drift, 17, 75, 226 Empiricism, 51 Environment of Evolutionary Adaptiveness, 36 Essentialism, 74 Evolved predisposition, 31 Evolution, 3, 74, 90 biological, 4 cultural, 4, 56 general, 166 specific, 165 Darwinian, 3, 94 orthogenetic, 57 progressive, 3 Evolutionary constraints, 30 Evolutionary ecology, 60, 202 Evolutionary psychology, 32 Exaptation, 19 Explanation, 49, 77, 95 Extrasomatic, 64 Fecundity, 191 Fitness, 4 Form, 71 Frequency seriation, 77 Functional, 227 Page xvi Functional analysis, 20 Genealogical, 125 Goals, 97 Group, 59, 71, 100, 170 Heritable continuity, 75 Hierarchy, 92 Historical sciences, 148 History, 143 Homologous/Homology, 64, 78, 126 Hypothesis, 164, 250 Imitation, 186 Inclusive fitness, 30 Individual, 161 Inheritance, 54, 75 Interactor, 162, 172 Key, 71 Learn/Learning, 4, 183 associative, 185 cultural, 31, 144 individual, 186 observational, 186 social, 31, 112, 186 situational, 112 symbolic, 112 trial-and-error, 185 Lineage, 53, 76, 125 Longevity, 191 Materialism, 74 Mechanism, 49 Meme, 5, 166, 184, 191 Meta-narrative, 150 Metaphor, 214 Metapopulation, 246 Model, 201 analogical, 205 analytical, 205 deterministic, 205 dynamic, 205 empirical, 205 heuristic, 204 mathematical, 205 scale, 204 simulation, 202 static, 205 stochastic, 205 theoretical, 204 Narrative, 149, 214 Natural sciences, 148 Natural theology, 51 Optimal foraging theory, 23 Pathway, 144 Pattern, 144 Performance study, 22 Phenotype, 59, 226 Phenotypic change, 17 Population, 99, 161, 243 Population structure, 246 Population thinking, 74 Potential adaptedness, 19 Process, 49, 74, 144 Progress, 54 Reductionism constitutive, 215 explanatory, 215 tactical, 215 theoretical, 215 Replicative success, 227 Replicator, 172, 191 Resource, 101 Sampling strategy, 250 Scaffolding, 191 Selection, 3 artificial, 4, 225 by consequence, 146 catastrophic, 229 cultural, 226 Darwinian, 4 directional, 228 disruptive, 228 group, 229 natural, 29, 53, 75, 89, 145, 225, 245 sexual, 4, 29, 229 stabilizing, 228 variability, 41 Society, 110 Somatic, 17 Species, 75 Stasis, 54 Style, 81 Stylistic, 227 Synology, 126 Systematics, 64, 71 Taxonomy, 71 Teleology, 51 Theory, 50, 74, 164 Trait, 90 Page xvii Transformation, 162 Transmission, 54 cultural, 227 horizontal, 188, 248 oblique, 188 vertical, 188, 248 Type, 71 Typological essentialism, 244 Typological thinking, 74 Typology, 71, 91 Unit, 70 descriptional, 80 empirical, 80 functional, 82 ideational, 80 phenomenological, 80 stylistic, 81 theoretical, 80 Page xviii Darwin and Archaeology Page 1 Chapter 1 Introduction John Edward Terrell and John P.

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