Behavioural variation in 172 small-scale societies indicates that social learning is the main mode of human adaptation

Proc. R. Soc. B Vol/Iss. 282(1810) The Royal Society Published In Pages: ??
By Mathew, Sarah, Perreault, Charles


Cultural history will have a stronger effect on the probability of a trait being present than ecology (5).


Cultural history was defined as pairwise distance in a language phylogeny and pairwise geographic distance.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
two sample Kolmogorov-Smirnoff testSupportedp < 0.001UNKNOWNTwo-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Ecological VariablesIndependentClimate, Fauna, Flora, Topography And Geology
Behavioral VariablesDependentNONE
Cultural HistoryIndependentLinguistic Identification, Location