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Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory, Hardback Book

Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory Hardback

Edited by Nathan Goodale, William, Jr. Andrefsky


Stone tool analysis relies on a strong background in analytical and methodological techniques.

However, lithic technological analysis has not been well integrated with a theoretically informed approach to understanding how humans procured, made, and used stone tools.

Evolutionary theory has great potential to fill this gap.

This collection of essays brings together several different evolutionary perspectives to demonstrate how lithic technological systems are a by-product of human behavior.

The essays cover a range of topics, including human behavioral ecology, cultural transmission, phylogenetic analysis, risk management, macroevolution, dual inheritance theory, cladistics, central place foraging, costly signaling, selection, drift, and various applications of evolutionary ecology.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 318 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 15 Maps; 16 Halftones, unspecified; 81 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Archaeological theory
  • ISBN: 9781107026469



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