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Is there a 'Neutral theory of Anthropology'?

Bentley, R.A. and Hahn , M.W. (2011) 'Is there a 'Neutral theory of Anthropology'?', Current anthropology., 52 (1). pp. 117-118.

Abstract

Lansing and Cox open a welcome discussion of the potential for neutral models in anthropology—it has been almost 50 years since the original neutral models were applied to DNA sequences (e.g., Kimura 1968) and then later to biological phenotypes (e.g., Lande 1976) and cultural data (Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman 1981; Neiman 1995). This long history of research is a gold mine for studies of culture evolution.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Comment on Lansing and Cox.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (773Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/657643
Publisher statement:© 2011 by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. All rights reserved.
Record Created:24 Apr 2012 16:31
Last Modified:10 Oct 2014 12:21

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