Body-Based Units of Measure in Cultural Evolution

This article documents the use of body-based units in 186 cultures, and discusses the role of body-based measurement systems in cultural and technological evolution.

Rules of Thumb and Cultural Evolution: How Simple Heuristics Have Guided Human Adaptation and the Emergence of Cultural Complexity

This article combines insights from ecological rationality and cultural evolution to illustrate how simple heuristics and "rules of thumb" have guided human behaviour and the evolution of complex cultures.

Exploration and Exploitation in Scientific Inquiry: Towards a Society of Explorers