Inaugural Meeting of the Cultural Evolution Society

Authors: Richerson, Peter J.; Brewer, Joe
Almanac: Evolution:Evolution and Big History: Dimensions, Trends, and Forecasts


The field of cultural evolution has grown considerably since the turn of the 21st century. Researchers who apply evolutionary principles to the study of human culture and social learning in other animals are spread out among a great diversity of fields. They can be found in human sciences like archeology, anthropology, geography, economics, politics, sociology, and history, or the ecological and biological sciences like ethology, environmental science, evolutionary studies, population genetics, and sociobiology. Many are also found in psychology, public health, business management, marketing, and technology studies.