A cross-cultural analysis of hunter-gatherer social learning

Published in Social Learning and Innovation in Contemporary Hunter-Gatherers, 2016

Recommended citation: Zachary H. Garfield, Melissa J. Garfield, and Barry S. Hewlett. (2016). "A cross-cultural analysis of hunter-gatherer social learning." Social Learning and Innovation in Contemporary Hunter-Gatherers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55997-9_2

This cross-cultural study relies on the sample of hunter-gatherers in the electronic Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) to assess the cross-cultural occurrence of various modes and processes of social learning in distinct cultural domains from the ethnographic record. Results highlight the importance of teaching in the ethnographic record of hunter-gatherer social learning and provide a systematic, cross-cultural, framework for theoretical models to rely on.

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