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Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia: Long-Term Histories
     

Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia: Long-Term Histories

by Kathleen D. Morrison, Laura L. Junker
 

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ISBN-10: 052181572X

ISBN-13: 9780521815727

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Specialized forager-traders have lived alongside and in exchange relationships with agriculturalists for many thousands of years in South and Southeast Asia. Here is a series of representative case-studies that pertain to a current archaeological debate. The issue concerns the extent to which historical foraging populations are to be understood as specialized

Overview

Specialized forager-traders have lived alongside and in exchange relationships with agriculturalists for many thousands of years in South and Southeast Asia. Here is a series of representative case-studies that pertain to a current archaeological debate. The issue concerns the extent to which historical foraging populations are to be understood as specialized adaptations to a complex economically diverse environment, rather than as throw-backs to a Paleolithic way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815727
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Historicizing adaptation, adapting to history: forager-traders in South and Southeast Asia Kathleen D. Morrison; 2. Introduction Kathleen D. Morrison; 3. Hunting and gathering strategies in prehistoric India: a bio-cultural perspective on trade and subsistence John R. Lukacs; 4. Harappans and hunters: economic interaction and specialization in prehistoric India Gregory L. Possehl; 5. Gender and social organization in the reliefs of the Nilgiri Hills Allen Zagarell; 6. Pepper in the hills: upland-lowland exchange and the intensification of the spice trade Kathleen D. Morrison; 7. Introduction Laura L. Junker; 8. Hunters and traders in Northern Australia Sandra Bowdler; 9. Foragers, farmers, and traders in the Malaysian Peninsula Alan Fix; 10. Economic specialization and inter-ethnic trade between foragers and farmers in the Prehispanic Philippines Laura L. Junker.

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