Categories Anthropology I

I.6.(f) Neo- evolutionism- Leslie White

White, a student of Franz, was heavily influenced by Marxian economic theory as well as Darwinian evolutionary theory.  As per him “man as an animal species, and consequently culture as a whole, is dependent upon the material, mechanical means of adjustment to the natural environment” . He while trying to explain a universal principle of  […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.6.(f) Neo- evolutionism- V Gordon Childe

Gordon Childe described evolution in terms of three major events  The invention of food-production, Urbanisation and Industrialisation. Analysing the transitions that took place under the impact of these “revolutions”, Childe presented an overall view of the evolutionary process and delineated its common factors. Gordon Childe classified the stages of cultural developments in terms of archaeological […]

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