Thomas E Currie

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Political complexity predicts the spread of ethnolinguistic groups
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, Taviton Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:7339-44. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Rise and fall of political complexity in island South-East Asia and the Pacific
    Thomas E Currie
    Evolutionary Cognitive Science Research Center, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo 153 8902, Japan
    Nature 467:801-4. 2010
  3. pmc Cultural phylogeography of the Bantu Languages of sub-Saharan Africa
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, 14 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130695. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Analyses do not support the parasite-stress theory of human sociality
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1H 0BW, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 35:83-5. 2012
  5. pmc Mode and tempo in the evolution of socio-political organization: reconciling 'Darwinian' and 'Spencerian' evolutionary approaches in anthropology
    Thomas E Currie
    Evolutionary Cognitive Science Research Centre, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:1108-17. 2011
  6. pmc Is horizontal transmission really a problem for phylogenetic comparative methods? A simulation study using continuous cultural traits
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3903-12. 2010

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. pmc Political complexity predicts the spread of ethnolinguistic groups
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, Taviton Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:7339-44. 2009
    ..We argue that a process of cultural group selection favoring more complex societies may have been important in shaping the present-day global distribution of language diversity...
  2. doi request reprint Rise and fall of political complexity in island South-East Asia and the Pacific
    Thomas E Currie
    Evolutionary Cognitive Science Research Center, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo 153 8902, Japan
    Nature 467:801-4. 2010
    ..This suggests that, despite the numerous contingent pathways of human history, there are regularities in cultural evolution that can be detected using computational phylogenetic methods...
  3. pmc Cultural phylogeography of the Bantu Languages of sub-Saharan Africa
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, 14 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130695. 2013
    ..The study shows how a phylogeographic approach can address questions relating to the specific histories of certain groups, as well as general cultural evolutionary processes...
  4. doi request reprint Analyses do not support the parasite-stress theory of human sociality
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1H 0BW, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 35:83-5. 2012
    ..Furthermore, even if associations between these variables do exist, the analyses presented here do not provide evidence for Fincher & Thornhill's (F&T's) proposed causal mechanism...
  5. pmc Mode and tempo in the evolution of socio-political organization: reconciling 'Darwinian' and 'Spencerian' evolutionary approaches in anthropology
    Thomas E Currie
    Evolutionary Cognitive Science Research Centre, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:1108-17. 2011
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  6. pmc Is horizontal transmission really a problem for phylogenetic comparative methods? A simulation study using continuous cultural traits
    Thomas E Currie
    Human Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Anthropology, University College London, London WC1H 0BW, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3903-12. 2010
    ..These results suggest that under certain conditions, PCMs can be robust to the effects of horizontal transmission. We discuss ways that future work can investigate the mode and tempo of horizontal transmission of cultural traits...