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Neoevolutionism as a social theory attempts to explain the evolution of societies by drawing on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution while discarding some dogmas of the previous theories of social evolutionism. Neoevolutionism is concerned with long-term, evolutionary social change and with the regular patterns of development that may be seen in unrelated, widely separated cultures.
- Critical juncture theory
- Dual inheritance theory
- State formation
- Technological singularity
- World-systems theory
- "Neoevolutionism". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. March 23, 2016.
Neoevolutionism, school of anthropology concerned with long-term culture change and with the similar patterns of development that may be seen in unrelated, widely separated cultures.
- "neoevolutionism - anthropology". Britannica.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.