Robert Leonard Carnerio
Date of Birth  :
1927-01-04
Place of Birth  :
New York City
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
Anthropology
Educational background  :

Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 1949 from the University of Michigan

Masterís degree in 1952.

Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1957 from the University of Michigan.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Carneiro's theory of the state of formation - "Carneiro's Circumscription Theory", earned him the recognition of being called one of the most important evolutionists.

  • Carneiro greatly influenced the theory of cultural evolution.

  • Some his published works are:

    • The Transition from Quantity to Quality: A Neglected Causal Mechanism in Accounting for Social Evolution (2000).

    • A Theory of the Origin on the State (1970).

    • On the Relationship Between Size of Population and Complexity of Social Organization (1986).

Bibliography  :
THE PLEASURES OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Homo Sapiens