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Three styles of Darwinian evolution in the analysis of stone artefacts: Which one to use in Mainland Southeast Asia?

Marwick, Benjamin


Our understanding of flaked stone artefacts from assemblages in mainland Southeast Asia is constrained by a shortage of robust and flexible theory to generate suitable methods of analysis. I review three candidate theories derived from Darwinian evolutionary principles to identify the most suitable for investigating flaked stone artefacts from mainland Southeast Asia. The demands of the theory are compared with the evidential constraints of the assemblages. Human behavioural ecology is found to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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