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Stone toolmaking and the evolution of human culture and cognition

Although many species display behavioral traditions, human culture is unique in the complexity of its technological, symbolic and social contents. Is this extraordinary complexity a product of cognitive evolution, cultural evolution or some interaction of the two? Answering this question … Continue reading

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Review of Technology, Culture, and Socioeconomics – A Rhizoanalysis of Educational Discourses

Rhizoanalysis. If this term is unfamiliar, don’t resist it; it concerns an important and accessible concept. A common metaphor for analysis is that of a tree: a central stem, roots at one end, and branches at the other, and by … Continue reading

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Technology, Culture, Family: Influences on Home Life

Why does the profound technological transformation of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries appear to have done so little to effectively change patterns of care and ways of living in the home? Why is it that long-lasting social divisions … Continue reading

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Human Cumulative Cultural Evolution as a Form of Distributed Computation

Cumulative culture is the engine that drives the remarkable power of the global human computer. It enables societies to act as extremely powerful computers by ratcheting up technological and other cultural innovations. Once culture can accumulate, the ability of a … Continue reading

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