Hunter-Gatherers: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Hunter-Gatherers: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

by Catherine Panter-Brick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521772109

ISBN-13: 9780521772105

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Analyses of the ecology, biology and society of past and present-day hunter-gatherers are at the core of this interdisciplinary volume. Since the seminal work of Man the Hunter in 1968, new research in these three areas has become increasingly specialized, and the lines of communication among academic disciplines have all but broken down. This volume aims to…  See more details below

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Analyses of the ecology, biology and society of past and present-day hunter-gatherers are at the core of this interdisciplinary volume. Since the seminal work of Man the Hunter in 1968, new research in these three areas has become increasingly specialized, and the lines of communication among academic disciplines have all but broken down. This volume aims to reestablish an interdisciplinary debate, presenting critical issues commanding an ongoing interest in hunter-gatherer research, covering the evolution and history, demography, biology, technology, social organization, art, and language of diverse groups. As a reference text, this book will be useful to scholars and students of social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and human sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772105
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Biosocial Society Symposium Series, #13
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Lines of enquiry1
2The behavioural ecology of hunter-gatherers12
3Time, change and the archaeology of hunter-gatherers: how original is the 'Original Affluent Society'?39
4Hunter-gatherer technology: macro- and microscale approaches73
5The antiquity of hunter-gatherers99
6Language shift and language spread among hunter-gatherers143
7Hunter-gatherer demography170
8Nutritional ecology: diet, physical activity and body size205
9Evolutionary biology and health of hunter-gatherer populations239
10Hunting for images, gathering up meanings: art for life in hunting-gathering societies267
11Hunter-gatherers, their neighbours and the nation state292
Glossary322
Index330

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