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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521815727
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 310
  • Lexile: 1610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

KATHLEEN D. MORRISON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

LAURA L. JUNKER is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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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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