Accumulation of independent cultural traits
Magnus Enquist and
Theoretical Population Biology, 2009, vol. 76, issue 2, 77-83
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)
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