Indices of sociocultural development and cultural accumulation: an exponential cultural growth law and a "cultural surgency" factor

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 1112-1115
By Bowden, Edgar


This article investigates a broad hypothesis that cultural traits diversify with sociocultural development. Results suggest that sociocultual development is associated with certain aspects of aesthetic and ritual culture, and that cultural elaboration may be correlated with some sexual norms and tendency toward cannibalism, human sacrifice, and slavery.

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Amelia Piazza