Climate, Climate Change and the Global Diversity of Human Houses

Evolutionary Human Sciences Vol/Iss. N/A Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: ??
By Dunn, Robert R., Kirby, Kathryn R. , Bowern, Claire, Ember, Carol R., Gray, Russell D. , McCarter, Joe, Kavanagh, Patrick H., Nichols, Lauren M., Trautwein, Michelle, Gavin, Michael C. , Botero, Carlos A.


Cultural continuity will predict features in vernacular house architecture.


The features examined are wall materials, roof shape, floor placement, and ground plan. The results support the first three features, while the latter is not supported. Cultural continuity is measured by language closeness.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mixed binary/multinominal logistic regression modelsMostly supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Wall materialsDependentDwellings
Roof shapeDependentDwellings
Ground planDependentDwellings
Floor placementDependentDwellings
Cultural continuityIndependentSociocultural Trends