Beyond Foraging and Collecting: Evolutionary Change in Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Systems / Edition 1

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This volume includes new research on the theoretical implications regarding the mechanisms of change in the geographical distribution of hunter-gatherer settlement and land use. It focuses on the long-term changes in the hunter-gatherer settlement on a global scale, including research from several continents. It will be of interest to archaeologists and cultural anthropologists working in the field of the forager/ collector model throughout the world.
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"[...]important work that will be widely read by professionals and students alike. [...] The editors should be congratulated for pulling together this excellent review of the state of the art in hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence research in archaeology."
(SAS Bulletin, 26:2, 2003)

"Binford's work stopped short of examining evolutionary change in mobility and subsistence regimes over long time spans. Ben Fitzhugh and Junko Habu's edited volume, Beyond Foraging and Collecting, provides this critical next step. Foragers and Collectors is an important work that will be widely read for professionals and students alike despite its high price tag. The editors should be congratulated for pulling together this excellent review of the state of the art in hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence research in archaeology." (Society of Archaeological Sciences Bulletin; 26:2)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306467530
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/2002
  • Series: Fundamental Issues in Archaeology Series
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; L.R. Binford, A. Johnson. 1. Introduction: Beyond Foraging and Collecting: Evolutionary Change in Hunter-Catherer Settlement Systems; Junko Habu, B. Fitzhugh. Section I: Regional scale processes of settlement pattern change. Section introduction. 2. Going by boat: the forager-collector continuum at sea; K.M. Ames. 3. Jomon collectors and foragers: long-term changes in settlement systems among prehistoric hunter-gathers in Japan; Junko Habu. 4. Logistical organization, social complexity, and the collapse of prehistoric Thule whaling societies in the central Canadian arctic archipelago; J.M. Savelle. 5. Natufian - A complex society of foragers; O. Bar-Yosef.
Section II. Microevolutionary approaches to long term hunter-gatherer settlement change. Section introduction. 6. Mobility, search modes, and food-getting technology: from Magdalenian to Early Mesolithic in the Upper Danube Basin; L.E. Fisher. 7. Long-term land tenure systems in Central Brazil: evolutionary ecology, risk-management, and social geography; R. Kipnis. 8. Central Place Foraging and prehistoric pinyon utilizatin in the Great Basin; D.W. Zeanah. 9. Residential and logistical strategies in the evolution of complex hunter-gatherers on the Kodiak Archipelago; B. Fitzhugh.
Section III: Beyond ecological approaches to hunter-gatherer settlement change. Section introduction. 10. Sacred power and seasonal settlement on the central northwest coast; A. Cannon. 11. Long-term change and short-term shifting in the economy of Philippine forager-traders; L.L. Junker. 12. Explaining changes in settlement dynamics across transformations of modes of production: from hunting to herding in the south-central Andes; M. Aldenderfer. Afterword: Beyond foraging and collecting: retrospect and prospect; T.D. Price.

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