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The Pace of Cultural Evolution

Figure 1

Box-and-whisker plot of the distribution of the absolute values of rates on a natural log scale.

On a linear scale, the distribution of biological rates (n = 503) has a mean and standard deviation of 3,187±14,457d, respectively, and a range of 0.003–298,103.5d. The distribution of cultural rates (n = 573) has a mean of 4,709±27,069d and a range of 7–614,969d.

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