Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology

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Thee seventeen papers, mostly originating at the Ninth International Conference and Hunting and Gathering Societies held in Edinburgh in 2001, examine the idea of hunter-gathering through history whilst reflecting the 'diversity in world anthropology'. Its aim is to provide a 'unique contribution to understanding the many ways in which anthropologists, archaeologists and oter scholars have approached and do approach the study of hunter-gathering societies'. An introductory essay discusses fundamental developments...
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Overview

Thee seventeen papers, mostly originating at the Ninth International Conference and Hunting and Gathering Societies held in Edinburgh in 2001, examine the idea of hunter-gathering through history whilst reflecting the 'diversity in world anthropology'. Its aim is to provide a 'unique contribution to understanding the many ways in which anthropologists, archaeologists and oter scholars have approached and do approach the study of hunter-gathering societies'. An introductory essay discusses fundamental developments in the study of hunter-gatherers, including recent trends which focus on the 'affluence' of hunter-gathering societies and their property. The input of ethnographic analogy has also affected profoundly hunter-gatherer studies. The remaining papers are divided into sections on early visions of hunter-gatherer societies, local traditions in research (including Germany, the Soviet Union, Siberia, Japan and India), and reinterpretations. This last section includes an assessment of the contribution of American anthropology and archaeology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859738252
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Alan Barnard is Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa, University of Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology—Alan Barnard
• Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology—Alan Barnard
• Early Visions of Hunter-Gatherer Society and their Influence
• The Meaning of "Hunter-Gatherers" and Modes of Subsistence: A Comparative Historical Perspective—Mark Pluciennik
• Hunting-and-Gathering Society: An Eighteenth-Century Scottish Invention—Alan Barnard
• Edward Westermarck and the Origin of Moral Ideas—L.R. Hiatt
• Anthropological History and the Study of Hunters and Gatherers: Cultural and Non-Cultural—Aram A. Yengoyan
• National Traditions in Hunter-Gatherer Research
• No Escape from Being Theoretically Important: Hunter-Gatherers in German Language Debates of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries—Peter P. Schweitzer
• Hunter-Gatherer Studies in Russia and the Soviet Union—O.Yu. Artemova
• Soviet Traditions in the Study of Siberian Hunter-Gatherer Society—Anna A. Sirina
• The Japanese Tradition in Central African Hunter-Gatherer Studies with Comparative Observations on the French and American Traditions—Mitsuo Ichikawa
• The Modern History of Japanese Studies on the San Hunter-Gatherers— Kazuyoshi Sugawara
• Down Ancient Trails: "Hunter-Gatherers" in Indian Archaeology—Shanti Pappu
• Reinterpretations in Archaeology, Anthropology and the History of the Disciplines
• The Many Ages of Star Carr: Do "Cities" Make the Site?—P.J. Lane and R.T. Schadla-Hall
• Ethnographic Models, Archaeological Data, and the Applicability of Modern Foraging Theory—Michael S. Sheehan
• Subtle Shifts and Radical Transformations in Hunter-Gatherer Research in American Anthropology: Julian Steward's Contributions and Achievements—L. Daniel Myers—Anthropology as Science or Politics?: Julian Steward and the Doctrine of Terra Mullius—Marc Pinkoski and Michael Asch
• Hunting for Histories: Rethinking Historicity and Indigeneity in the Western Kalahari—James Suzman
• (Re-)current Doubts on Hunter-Gatherer Studies as Contemporary History—Thomas Widlok

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