Population size and cultural evolution in nonindustrial food-producing societies

PLOS ONE Vol/Iss. 8 Published In Pages: 1-6
By Collard, Mark, Ruttle, April, Buchanan, Briggs, O'Brien, Michael J.


Population size will be associated with toolkit richness and complexity independent of rain and effective temperature.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.001Beta = .536 for toolkit richness, .633 for toolkit complexity (in separate models)UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Population SizeIndependentPopulation
Toolkit StructureDependentGeneral Tools