Book on the Measurement of Cultural Evolution

Bill Benzon (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 11:54:47 -0500

Date: Thu, 03 Dec 1998 11:54:47 -0500
From: Bill Benzon <>
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Subject: Book on the Measurement of Cultural Evolution

David Hays's "The Measurement of Cultural Evolution in the Non-Literate
World: Homage to Rauol Naroll" is worth the attention of anyone
seriously concerned about the empirical study of cultural evolution. It
reviews a large literature devoted to cultural complexity and proposes
new measures of the complexity of non-literature cultures.

"...a truly major advance in evolutionary studies"--Robert Carneiro,
American Museum of Natural History

"In this remarkable monograph we find the most significant proposals to
date on the 'characteristics of cultural evolution' and their systematic
study"--Brent Berlin, University of Georgia

William Benzon
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