Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology

Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology

by Alan Barnard
     
 

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This book provides a definitive overview of hunter-gatherer historiography, from the earliest anthropological writings through to the present day. What can early visions of the hunter-gatherer tell us about the societies that generated them? How do diverse national traditions, such as American, Russian and Japanese, manifest themselves in hunter-gatherer research?

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This book provides a definitive overview of hunter-gatherer historiography, from the earliest anthropological writings through to the present day. What can early visions of the hunter-gatherer tell us about the societies that generated them? How do diverse national traditions, such as American, Russian and Japanese, manifest themselves in hunter-gatherer research? How does current thinking on the subject reflect trends within the social sciences? Answering these questions and many more, this book provides a much-needed assessment of the history of thought on one of science's most intriguing subjects.

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)

Meet the Author

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

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