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Darwin-L Message Log 1:48 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:48>From mperry@BIX.com  Tue Sep  7 00:24:35 1993

Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1993 01:14:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: mperry@BIX.com
Subject: Re: Evolution and Change, Take II
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

I have read the comments of the group with interest and enthusiasm regarding
change en evolution.  As a prehistoric archaeologist I am quite interested
in culture change amongst semi-arid and arid hunters and gatherers and
the effect widespread climatic change and animal extinctions had on change
from both a physical and ideological perspective.  It is known that the
locations of both archaeological and ethno-historic sites changed markedly
after a more marked evolutionary shift.  My interest is in whether this
widespread evolutionary shift caused patterns of change amongst small,
nomadic groups in the desert west.  The introduction of species such as
the horse often has dramatic cultural ramifications for groups such as
the Plains hunters.

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