publication . Article . 2020

Evolutionary household archaeology: Inter-generational cultural transmission at housepit 54, Bridge River site, British Columbia

Anna Marie Prentiss; Matthew Walsh; Thomas A. Foor; Ashley Hampton; Ethan Ryan;
  • Published: 17 Oct 2020 Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science, volume 124, page 105,260 (issn: 0305-4403, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Anthropologists have recognized that households may have diverse histories resulting in patterns of unstable membership, a wide array of tactics for production of food and goods, and diverse rules governing the reproduction of cultural traditions and the transmission of rights and resources. Yet archaeologists rarely have the opportunity to test alternative hypotheses about the histories of specific houses and house groups. In this paper, we offer a test of multiple hypotheses regarding the nature of household groups at Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia. Phylogenetic analysis permits us to assess cultural transmission patterns and examine the ...
free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Alternative hypothesis, Ethnology, Geography, Cultural transmission in animals, Multiple hypotheses, Household archaeology, Cultural inheritance
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