Cultural specialization as a double-edged sword: division into specialized guilds might promote cultural complexity at the cost of higher susceptibility to cultural loss

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 378 The Royal Society Publishing Published In Pages: 1-9
By Ben-Oren, Yotam, Kolodny, Oren, Creanza, Nicole


Net primary productivity is correlated with number of specializations.


Tests of the variance, mean, constancy, and contingency of the net primary productivity were carried out, none of which were significant. p-values and coefficients for each of the models in that order are listed below.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phylogenetic generalized linear modelNot supportedp=.89, p=.20, p=.15, p=.21UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Net Primary ProductivityIndependentClimate, Soil, Land Use
Number of SpecializationsDependentOccupational Specialization