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A science of culture: clarifications and extensions. / Mesoudi, Alex; Whiten, Andrew; Laland, Kevin Neville.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 4, 08.2006, p. 366-375.

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Mesoudi, A, Whiten, A & Laland, KN 2006, 'A science of culture: clarifications and extensions', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 366-375. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0643908X

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Mesoudi, A., Whiten, A., & Laland, K. N. (2006). A science of culture: clarifications and extensions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29(4), 366-375. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0643908X

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Mesoudi A, Whiten A, Laland KN. A science of culture: clarifications and extensions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2006 Aug;29(4):366-375. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0643908X

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Mesoudi, Alex ; Whiten, Andrew ; Laland, Kevin Neville. / A science of culture: clarifications and extensions. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2006 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 366-375.

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