Cultural Evolution: Contemporary Viewpoints by Gary M. Feinman (auth.), Gary M. Feinman, Linda Manzanilla

By Gary M. Feinman (auth.), Gary M. Feinman, Linda Manzanilla (eds.)

Drawing on Kent Flannery's 40 years of cross-cultural study within the sector, the participants to this assortment replicate the present range of latest techniques to the examine of cultural evolutionary methods. jointly the amount expresses the richness of the problems being investigated through comparative theorists drawn to long term switch, in addition to the big variety of knowledge, ways, and concepts that researchers are applying to check those questions.

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Given the 2-sigma age ranges for these three dates, they could be either outliers for the clusters on either side or, alternatively, could actually indicate occasional human presence in the cave between 8000-6500 cal. C. Finally, a series of four dates from four squares along the southern wall of the cave (Table 2) document the presence of humans at Guihi Naquitz before 9000 cal. C. What then can be said in summary of the stratigraphic integrity and sequence of Archaic-period occupation of Guihi Naquitz, based on the 37 radiocarbon dates now available for the cave?

Consider, for example, the measurements of maximum basal peduncle diameter for II taxa of wild Cucurbita gourds presented in Figure 9. When combined with wild Cucurbita gourd rind-thickness measurements (Figure 7) and seed size 34 Bruce D. Smith Table 4. Cucurbita Peduncles and Fruit Fragments Having Peduncle Scars from Guila Naquitz INAH catalog number 58 14 42 58 45 42 42 63 37 02 02 52 52 52 57 22 Square/ Zone 89/8(81) E9/C CII/81 89/6(81) EIO / 62 CII/81 CII/81 F9/C EtO / C? E9/82 G8/0 G8/0 E8/ C F9/ LowerC F9/ Lower C F9/ Lower C E6/82-3 09/62 Specimen description Maximum basal diameter (mm) C.

Based on basal peduncle diameter measurements obtained on cataloged specimens from the following museum and herbarium collections-Fairchild Tropical Gardens: DDWW, 924-0-2; Field Museum of Natural History: 51359, 108583, 1109554, 1262357, 1883666, 1928660, 1972890; Illinois State Museum: 652, 671, 777, 780, 781, 782, 783; Missouri Botanical Garden: 11323, 406218, 1964873, 2323729, 2323761. 2393083, 2467558. 248379 I. 2587700, 3015602, 3201096,3241789,3264716,32647,3379643,3379647, 3379648, 3379650.

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