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Media Coverage

Nature (News & Views) - “Political Evolution” by Jared Diamond. From issue 467. Published 14 October, 2010. LINK  

Nature (Podcast) – Interview about the paper Rise and fall of political complexity in island South-East Asia and the Pacific by Currie et al. Published October 14, 2010. LINK  


Nature (News) – “Societies evolve in steps” by Kerri Smith. Published online October 13, 2010. LINK

Discover Magazine - “How Societies Slowly Rise—and Suddenly Fall” by Andrew Curry. From the  April 2011 issue ; published online   June 16, 2011  LINK

TPM (The Philosopher’s Magazine)“Do Societies Evolve?” by Mat Iredale. From issue 52. Published February 7, 2011. LINK

The Columbus Dispatch“ Measuring a society's political evolution” by Bradley T. Lepper. Published December 5, 2010. LINK

Wired - “Culture Evolves Slowly, Falls Apart Quickly” by Brandon Keim. Published October 13, 2010. LINK

PlanetEarth Online“Faces more important than bodies in mating game” by Tom Marshall. Published September 25, 2009 LINK


Research Groups and People

Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, University College London

Department of Anthropology, University College London

Hasegawa Laboratory, University of Tokyo

AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity

Russell Gray's Research Lab, University of Auckland

Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioural Ecology Research, University of Liverpool

Evolutionary processes in language and culture, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistic

Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford

Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture, University of Durham

Pete Richerson, University of California, Davis

Eric Alden Smith, University of Washington

Peter Turchin's Cliodynamics website

Adrian Bell, University of Utah

Sergey Gavrilets, University of Tennessee


Academic associations

London Evolutionary Research Network (LERN)

Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)

Human Behavior and Evolution Society of Japan (HBES-J)

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)

Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)



Human Evolutionary News RelaY (HENRY)

John Hawks

David Sloan Wilson, Evolution for Everyone

Fiona Jordan, Culture Evolves



Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database

Gibbon Conservation Center

Tony Little's Homepage








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