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Introduction: Evolutionary processes in language and culture group

Jordan, F., & Huber, B. H. (2013). Introduction: Evolutionary processes in language and culture group. Cross-Cultural Research, 47(2), 91 -101. doi:10.1177/1069397112471800.
This special issue “Evolutionary Approaches to Cross-Cultural Anthropology” brings together scholars from the fields of behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, and cultural evolution whose cross-cultural work draws on evolutionary theory and methods. The papers here are a subset of those presented at a symposium we organized for the 2011 meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research held in Charleston, South Carolina. Collectively, our authors show how an engagement with cultural variation has enriched evolutionary anthropology, and these papers showcase how cross-cultural research can benefit from the theoretical and methodological contributions of an evolutionary approach.
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