CARTA: Comparative Anthropogeny: From Molecules to Societies - Technology - Dietrich Stout

11/3/2021; 21 minutes

Technology is clearly central to human life and evolution but remains hard to define and study. Emory University professor Dietrich Stout discusses an evolutionarily motivated definition of technology that highlights three key features: material production, social collaboration, and cultural reproduction. This perspective has important implications for the way we conceptualize and study the origins and evolution of human technologies. (#37385)

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