Hunter–gatherers past and present live in complex societies, and the structure of these can be assessed using social networks. We outline how the integration of new evidence from cultural evolution experiments, computer simulations, ethnography, and archaeology open new research horizons to understand the role of social networks in cultural evolution.


hunter–gatherer; social networks; cultural evolution; archaeology; evolutionary anthropology;

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Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol. 37, n. 8, August 2022, pp. 632–636