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  1. Societies that store significant amounts of food will have more elaborate counting systems (343).Divale, William Tulio - Climatic instability, food storage, and the development of numerical countin..., 1999 - 2 Variables

    A model for the development of counting systems is tested. The hypothesis presented predicts that unpredictable climate conditions result in inconsistent food supply which leads to the need for food storage and, thus, a system to account for the stored food. Results strongly support this hypothesis.

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  2. There will be a relationship between latitude and counting systems (343).Divale, William Tulio - Climatic instability, food storage, and the development of numerical countin..., 1999 - 2 Variables

    A model for the development of counting systems is tested. The hypothesis presented predicts that unpredictable climate conditions result in inconsistent food supply which leads to the need for food storage and, thus, a system to account for the stored food. Results strongly support this hypothesis.

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  3. ". . . people in warmer climates show a greater degree of aggressiveness in culturally patterned behavior than do people in colder climates" (337)Robbins, Michael C. - Climate and behavior: a biocultural study, 1972 - 2 Variables

    This study proposes ways in which the environment may affect behavioral and psychocultural processes. Results provide moderate support for a relationship between climate and emotional expressiveness.

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  4. ". . . beliefs in [high gods concerned with moral behavior] are also found significantly more in societies with colder climates" (339)Robbins, Michael C. - Climate and behavior: a biocultural study, 1972 - 2 Variables

    This study proposes ways in which the environment may affect behavioral and psychocultural processes. Results provide moderate support for a relationship between climate and emotional expressiveness.

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  5. Cultural traits reflecting degree of technical complexity should show stronger correlations among themselves than cultural traits not reflecting technical complexity” (69-70).McCall, Lauren W. - Cultural adaptations after progressionism, 2009 - 1 Variables

    This article challenges ideas of cultural progressionism through an analysis of counting systems. Cultural adaptation in both biotic and abiotic environments is examined, and results suggest that culture adapts to both the human-made environment and the physical environment. The author asserts that “interpreting divergent and convergent behaviors as due to differences and similarities of local environments” is superior to a progressionist approach to cultural change (62).

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  6. Colder climates will be associated with lower male height (452).Gray, J. Patrick - Height and sexual dimorphism of stature among human societies, 1980 - 2 Variables

    This article explores the relationship between sexual dimorphism of stature and variables of marriage, diet, subsistence and environment. Significant associations were found between security and plentifulness of food supply, protein availability, and sexual dimorphism of stature.

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  7. Societies in colder climates are more likely to value fatness in women (262).Ember, Carol R. - Valuing thinness or fatness in women: reevaluating the effect of resource sc..., 2005 - 2 Variables

    This study focuses on preferences for thinness or fatness in women cross-culturally. Results contradict previous studies and the hypothesis that preference for fatness in women is predicted by resource scarcity. Alternative explanations for valuation of fatness are explored, including climate and male dominance.

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  8. Material complexity will be positively associated with later-stage number terms (23).Overmann, Karenleigh A. - Material scaffolds in numbers and time, 2013 - 2 Variables

    This paper examines the relationship between the complexity of a society's material culture and its development of cognitive technologies for numeration and timekeeping. The researcher claims that the resulting positive correlation between these variables as support for a theory of material culture as 'scaffolding' for number concepts, providing tangible, shareable, manipulable forms for abstract numerical constructions.

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  9. ". . . higher rates of suicide are found in colder areas" (337)Robbins, Michael C. - Climate and behavior: a biocultural study, 1972 - 2 Variables

    This study proposes ways in which the environment may affect behavioral and psychocultural processes. Results provide moderate support for a relationship between climate and emotional expressiveness.

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  10. Languages spoken in warmer climates will have a higher level of sonority than languages spoken in colder climates (28).Fought, John G. - Sonority and climate in a world sample of languages: findings and prospects, 2004 - 2 Variables

    This article examines the relationship between sonority and climate. Results suggest that languages spoken in warmer climates have higher levels of sonority than languages spoken in colder climates.

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