Date Thesis Awarded

4-2014

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Anthropology

Advisor

Jennifer Kahn

Committee Member

Barbara King

Committee Member

Carey Bagdassarian

Abstract

This thesis uses ideas and techniques from information theory, graph theory, dynamic systems and anthropology to approach the issues of culture and cultural evolution. It argues for a more integrated approach to anthropological theory and advocates a more universal approach to issues of both biological and cultural evolution.