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Accumulation of independent cultural traits

Pontus Strimling, Sjöstrand, Jonas, Magnus Enquist and Kimmo Eriksson

Theoretical Population Biology, 2009, vol. 76, issue 2, 77-83

Abstract: In a species capable of (imperfect) social learning, how much culture can a population of a given size carry? And what is the relationship between the individual and the population? In the first study of these novel questions, here we develop a mathematical model of the accumulation of independent cultural traits in a finite population with overlapping generations.

Keywords: Cultural evolution; Cultural accumulation; Bird song; Moran model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2009.04.006

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