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Early Human Kinship

From Sex to Social Reproduction

Early Human Kinship by Nicholas J. Allen
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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
Wiley; January 2009
336 pages; ISBN 9781444302721
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Title: Early Human Kinship
Author: Nicholas J. Allen; Hilary Callan; Robin Dunbar; Wendy James
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