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.


Climatic drivers 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. Climatic drivers are measured by annual mean, variability, and predictability of climate.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mixed binary/multinominal logistic regression modelsMostly supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Climatic driversIndependentClimate
Wall materialsDependentDwellings
Roof shapeDependentDwellings
Ground planDependentDwellings
Floor placementDependentDwellings