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 larger effect than ecology in a majority of traits in the categories of technology and material culture, marriage and family organization, economic organization, ceremonies and rituals, supernatural beliefs, kinship system, political organization, warfare, settlement patterns, and sodalities (5).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


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