Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction
Copyright © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Nicholas J. Allen, Hilary Callan, Robin Dunbar, Wendy James
Published Online: 30 MAR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405179010
Online ISBN: 9781444302714
About this Book
Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society.
- A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary biology and psychology; social/cultural anthropology; archaeology and linguistics
- Provides a ground-breaking set of original studies offering a new perspective on early human history
- Debates fundamental questions about early human society: Was there a connection between the beginnings of language and the beginnings of organized 'kinship and marriage'? How far did evolutionary selection favor gender and generation as principles for regulating social relations?
- Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland in conjunction with the British Academy