Cultural Transmission Dynamics in Small-Scale Societies

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This project examines the relevance of evolutionary theoretical frameworks for understanding how innovations may or may not spread in small-scale populations of India without adequate services. It uses data data on multiple networks (friends, kinship, knowledge, prestige, spatial) in multiple populations in two Indian societies with contrasting socio-economic structures (the patrilocal Korwa and the matrilocal Khasi).

 

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Alexandra Alvergne

Evolutionary Anthropology

Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health

 

This research is funded by The British Academy.

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