Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction

Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society.

  • A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary biology and psychology; social/cultural anthropology; archaeology and linguistics
  • Provides a ground-breaking set of original studies offering a new perspective on early human history
  • Debates fundamental questions about early human society: Was there a connection between the beginnings of language and the beginnings of organized 'kinship and marriage'? How far did evolutionary selection favor gender and age as principles for regulating social relations?
  • Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland in conjunction with the British Academy