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The Origin of Human Social Institutions

Edited By: WG Runciman
259 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
The Origin of Human Social Institutions
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  • The Origin of Human Social Institutions ISBN: 9780197262504 Hardback Oct 2001 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Gathers together internationally renowned scholars in archaeology and the behavioural sciences to address how the simple hunting and foraging bands of the Upper Palaeolithic evolved into the institutionally complex societies of the so-called Neolithic Revolution.


From Sedentary Foragers to Village Hierarchies: the Emergence of Social Institutions; Different Kinds of History: on the Nature of Lives and Change in Central Europe, c.6000-after 2000BC; The Birth of Architecture; Commodification and Institution in Group-oriented and Individualizing Societies; Social Competition, Social Intelligence, and Why the Bugis Know More about Cooking than about Nutrition; How and Why did Fairness Norms Evolve?; Evolutionary Perspectives on the Origins of Human Social Institutions; Institutional Evolution in the Holocene: The Rise of Complex Societies; From Nature to Culture, from Culture to Society

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Edited By: WG Runciman
259 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
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... prestigious volume. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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