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


The effect of cultural history will be largely driven by cultural phylogeny, not spatial distance (5).


Cultural history was defined as pairwise distance in a language phylogeny and pairwise geographic distance. The effect of cultural phylogeny by itself is similar to that of ecology.


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