Cross-cultural forager myth transmission rules: Implications for the emergence of cumulative culture

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. Online only Elsevier Published In Pages: 1-18
By Sugiyama, Michelle Scalise, Reilly, Kieran J.


Myth-telling rules will be reinforced by sanctions for breaking them or incentives for following them.


28 out of 80 societies has consequences or incentives for following myth-telling rules (35%).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive StatisticsSomewhat SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Consequences or incentives for myth telling rulesDependentVerbal Arts, Social Control, Mythology