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  We Have Met the Selectionist and It is Us: Some Comments on Loney's Critical Review of Models of Technological Change in Ceramic Studies Minimize

Hector Neff

Abstract


Loney's (2000) recent paper in American Antiquity contains a critique of evolutionary archaeology that is based on fundamental misconceptions. Perhaps most seriously, she confounds the evolutionary archaeologist's conception of culture as an inheritance system based on social learning with an extreme claim about genetic control over cultural traits.

Resumen

El artículo de Loney (2000) publicado recientemente en American Antiquity contiene una crítica de la arqueología evolucionaria que manifiesta errores de entendimiento fundamentales. Posiblemente lo mas serio es la confusión entre la idea de que la cultura constituye un sistema de herencia basado en aprendizaje social y la idea de que el control genético sobre rasgos culturales es extremo.

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