Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Childe, V. (Vere) Gordon (1892-1957)

Australian archeologist, prehistorian at the University of London. Proponent of a version of cultural evolution termed unilineal evolution, with an emphasis upon technological innovation, an approach that gives rise to historical narratives. Also proposed the Neolithic Revolution hypothesis to explain the origins of agriculture. Author of Man Makes Himself (1951) and What Happened in History (1942).

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