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Taken from Human ecology, vol.4, no.2, 1976, pp.89-121.

SeriesHuman ecology -- v.4, no.2
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The Adaptive Significance of Cultural Behavior 91 "The taboo on slaughter and beef eating [in India] may be as much a product of natural selection as the small bodies and fantastic recuperative powers of the zebu breeds" (Harris, 21).Cited by: The adaptive significance of cultural behavior: Comments and reply and wishy-washiness attendant on his discussion of kinds of “significance,” other than adaptive “significance,” of.   Aspects of human biology and culture may be adaptive in the same sense despite differences between the mechanisms of selection and regardless of their relative importance in the evolution of a trait. The old idea that organic and cultural evolution are complementary can thus be used to provide new explanations for why people do what they by: In "The Adaptive Significance of Cultural Behavior," William H. Durham's handling of methodological and factual materials is far more successful than his effort at theory building. A method of determining and/or predicting the costs.

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This process of adjusting to a new culture is called cultural adaptation. The theory of cultural adaptation refers to the process and time it takes a person to assimilate to a new culture. It is. The book covers fundamental issues such as the origins and function of sexual reproduction, mating behavior, human mate choice, patterns of violence in families, altruistic behavior, the evolution 3/5(1). Culture is adaptive because the behavior of other individuals is a rich source of information about which behaviors are adaptive and which are not. We all know that plagiarism is often easier than the hard work of writing something by ourselves; imitating the behavior of others can be adaptive for the same reason. In the last 15 years, the field of primatology has experienced an explosion of publications on the topic of cultural behavior among nonhuman primates. In his book, Chimpanzee Material Culture, Bill McGrew gave an overview on the differences in tool use in different chimpanzee populations (McGrew, ).West African chimpanzees, for instance, crack nuts using stones as hammers and other.