List of site pages
The Cultural Evolution Lab studies the evolution of social complexity and social cohesion. The massive and ground breaking Seshat: Global History Databank flagship project, founded by CEL members Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse and Pieter François, covers very long timescales that run from the Neolithic age until the present day. Other, smaller projects focus on shorter timescales and specific geographic areas, including the Neolithic transition in the Levant, traditional pre-colonial societies and post-1945 civil war armed groups. The Cultural Evolution Lab also constitutes a centre of expertise on workflow and data quality issues for humanities and social science projects.
Our goal is to test rival social scientific hypotheses with historical and archaeological data
Harvey Whitehouse, Peter François, and Peter Turchin (2015). Social Evolution Forum.
Gul Deniz Salali, Harvey Whitehouse, and Michael E. Hochberg (2015). PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138496.
Thomas E. Currie, Amy Bogaard, Rudolf Cesaretti, Neil R. Edwards, Pieter François, Phillip B. Holden, Daniel Hoyer, Andrey Korotayev, Joe Manning, Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia, Oluwole K. Oyebamiji, Cameron Petrie, Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, and Alice Williams (2015). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 6(1), pp. 24-56.
Peter Turchin, Rob Brennan, Thomas E. Currie, Kevin C. Feeney, Pieter François, Daniel Hoyer, J. G. Manning, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Daniel Mullins, Alessio Palmisano, Peter Peregrine, Edward A. L. Turner, and Harvey Whitehouse (2015). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 6(1), pp. 77-107.
Dan Mullins, Harvey Whitehouse, and Quentin Atkinson (2013). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol. 90, Supplement, June 2013: pp S141-S151.
Harvey Whitehouse, Ken Kahn, Michael E. Hochberg, and Joanna J. Bryson. (2012). Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 2, No. 3: pp 182-201.
Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter Francois, Edward Slingerlandd Mark Collard (2012). Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History, Vol. 3, No. 2: pp 271 - 293.
Quentin D. Atkinson and Harvey Whitehouse (2011). Evolution and Human Behavior. Vol. 32, No.1: pp 50-62.