Universal patterns in cultural evolution: an empirical analysis using Guttman scaling

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 106 Published In Pages: 145-149
By Peregrine, Peter N., Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


This article tests for universal patterns in cultural evolution by Guttman scaling on two different worldwide samples of archaeological traditions and on well-known archaeological sequences. The evidence is generally consistent with universal evolutionary sequences.


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