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Increasing the relevance of mathematical approaches to demographic history.

Riede, F. and Bentley, R. A. (2008) 'Increasing the relevance of mathematical approaches to demographic history.', Quality and quantity., 42 (2). pp. 275-281.


In this short paper we comment on recent efforts at formally modelling the interplay between demography and cultural evolution. We draw attention to the fact that, although these efforts are to be applauded, much work has already been done in this area, and that this work is being ignored. We build a case for tighter collaboration between different social science disciplines concerned with human behaviour and long-term demography, and argue that mathematical models must be paired with empirical data.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Demography, Cultural evolution, Mathematical modelling, Interdisciplinarity, Archaeology.
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Record Created:15 Oct 2009 15:50
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 11:58

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