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From the Publisher“This is an up-to-date and theoretically broad-rangingcomparative treatment of desert hunter-gatherer archaeology andethnology that introduces a new, fresh generation of scholars andissues. Bravo!” Richard Gould, Brown University
“Desert Peoples shows how important the world’s aridhabitats have always been during the course of human evolution. Thegeographical scope of the contributions is breathtaking, theircomparative approach to dynamics and interactions compelling. Icongratulate the editors for making the desert bloom for humanprehistory.” Clive Gamble, Royal Holloway, University ofLondon
“A superb synthesis…. The authors use theopportunity to set out several probing questions that will underpinfuture research on how societies adapt to challengingenvironments.” John Dodson, Brunel University andUniversity of Western Australia
"Competent, well-written summaries of local culturehistory...several of the essays merit serious attention fromreaders of this journal." Archaeology in Oceania
"In this era of regional and topical specialisation,which often leads to perochialism, the editors of this book cantake great satisfaction in having provided a venue for looking atthe big picture."
"Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives is an essentialsource for those interested in hunting-gathering lifeways."Laurie Milne, Canadian Journal of Archaeology