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Phase 2: Theme A - Demographic processes and cultural change
Project A001: Population size and structure as determinants of behavioural diversity and innovation rate
Project A002: Lactose tolerance and population expansion in prehistoric Europe
Project A003: Human mobility and kinship during and after the transition to agriculture in Neolithic Europe and Southeast Asia
Project A004: Cultural and skeletal markers of population density and stability: geographical and secular trends
Project A005: Population replacement in Anglo-Saxon England
Project A006: Radiocarbon record of the spread of farming in sub-Saharan Africa
Project A007: Defining homologous cultural similarities among prehistoric populations of the Pacific Project A008: Early population history of the Americas.
Project A009: Constructing the Human Niche at the End of the Last Ice Age: An Integrated Quantitative Approach to the Pioneer Late Pleistocene Human Re-colonisation of Europe Project A010: Demographic models of language shift
Phase 2: Theme B - Cultural and linguistic diversity
Project B001: The rate of evolution of cultural traits on phylogenies
Project B002: Different methods of measuring phonetic similarity
Project B003: The Evolution of Cultural Diversity in Iranian Tribal Populations: Core Traditions or Multiple Lineages?
Project B004: Cultural transmission on the American NW Coast
Project B005: Hunter-Gatherers, Technology and Cultural Transmission
Project B006: Comparative Tupi project
Project B007: Evolution of phonological complexity: a production system approach
Project B008: Direct methods for language phylogeny
Project B009: Comparing reticulate and phylogenetic models of cultural evolution
Project B010: Pre-sapiens cultural learning strategies
Project B011: Language, technology and social reproduction: the technical lexicon of traditional stone tool makers in West Papua
Project B012: The Evolutionary Ecology of Human Cultural Group Diversity
Phase 2: Theme C - Innovations in complex social networks
Project C001: Polity and pottery: innovation and evolution
Project C002: The diffusion of cultural innovations, contrasting models of spread
Project C003: Fashions and science: The complex effects of random copying versus independent thinking
Project C004: Continuum models of spatial innovation diffusion: empirical variation in rates of spread
Project C005: Ceramics before farming: prehistoric pottery dispersals in Northeast Asia
Project C006: The origin and spread of Neolithic animal economies
Project C007: Network structure, environmental change, and cultural response
Project C008: Transmission of spatial configuration in early Christian churches
Project C009: Tools for numerical modelling of spatial diffusion
Project C010: Measuring Cultural Selection
Phase 2: Continuing CEACB projects (phase 1)
Project 005: Explaining hunter-gatherer tool-kit complexity
Project 021: Spatial analysis of cultural change in the early Neolithic of Europe
Project 024: Cultural adaptation and transmission in the Pacific: A comparative phylogenetic approach.
Project 034: Minds in Prehistory: Conceptual Issues in the Archaeology and Evolution of Mind
Project 036: Modelling cultural evolution in Indo-European groups
Project 039: Use of Ceramics by Old-World Hunter-Gatherers
Project 041: Art and Constant Change: An Analysis of Two Case Studies
Project 042: Prestige and the origins of social inequality
Phase 2: Additional Projects
Project X001: The Role of Innovation in the Evolution of Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology
Project X002: Extinction
Phase 1: Cultural diversification
Project 014: Linguistic and cultural evolution of Bantu-speakers in sub-equatorial Africa
Project 015: Do new cultural assemblages arise primarily through phylogenesis or ethnogenesis?
Project 016: To what extent is culture vulnerable to phylogeny-obscuring change?
Project 017: The origin and spread of Neolithic plant economies in the Near East and Europe
Project 018: Is material culture variation in New Guinea the result of phylogenesis or ethnogenesis?
Project 019: Investigating cultural evolution through biological phylogenetic analyses of Turkmen textiles
Project 037: Archaeology and Language: the origin and dispersal of Tupi speakers in lowland South America
Project 044: How has interaction influenced cultural diversity in the southwest Pacific?
Phase 1: Cultural innovation and transmission
Project 007: What processes govern settlement morphogenesis?
Project 008: What factors affect evolution of craft skills?
Project 009: Random copying and culture change
Project 010: Does technological evolution occur on smooth or rugged fitness landscapes?
Project 011: How do subsistence skills evolve?
Project 012: How does metallurgical innovation explore the space of chemical possibility?
Project 013: Lithic complexity at the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition
Project 025: Comparative Study of Archery Technology in the Archaeological Record
Project 029: Ceramic analysis and cultural process: early Neolithic pottery in the Balkans
Project 030: Cultural Transmission in Indigenous Siberia
Project 031: Linguistic Transmission in Indigneous Siberia
Project 038: Scales of Cultural Cohesion on the NW Pacific Coast
Project 043: Investigating evolutionary adaptive radiation patterns in the history of bicycles
Phase 1: Ecological dimensions of cultural evolution
Project 002: Relation between species diversity and cultural/linguistic diversity
Project 003: How does the scale of spatial similarity in culture correlate with population density?
Project 004: Gene flow and cultural uniformity
Project 006: The archaeology of sex and gender
Project 026: Ecology and evolution of hominin geographical ranges
Project 027: Planning, memory and mobility in the European Palaeolithic
Project 028: Evolutionary ecology of Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominins
Project 033: Climate, cognition and population dynamics in the African Late Pleistocene
Phase 1: Spatial dimensions of cultural evolution
Project 020: Evolution of culture areas in North America
Project 022: The evolution of footpaths and trail systems
Project 023: Modelling the evolution of genetic and cultural traits
Project 032: An investigation of cultural micro-mosaics in Eastern and Western Siberia
Project 040: Human mobility and the prehistoric spread of farming: Isotopes in archaeological skeletons
Phase 1: Additional projects
Project 001: Ecology of Human Cultural Evolution during the late Pleistocene