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Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia

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

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Kathleen D. Morrison, John R. Lukacs, Gregory L. Possehl, Allen Zagarell, Laura L. Junker, Sandra Bowdler, Alan Fix
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521016360

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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.

    • Revealing new historical perspective on forager/non-forager relations
    • Uniquely up-to-date analysis of archaeology and early history in South and Southeast Asia
    • Multidisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of 'forager-traders'
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    "An excellent overview of the prehistory of South and Southeast Asia and the long history of contact between foragers and agriculturalists in these areas...the general themes of long-term histories and changing adaptations in this volume are very relevant from a global perspective including North american Prehistory." Canadian Journal of Archaeology

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521016360
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 10 maps 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Kathleen D. Morrison, University of Chicago
    Kathleen D. Morrison is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

    Laura L. Junker, University of Illinois, Chicago
    Laura L. Junker is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.


    Kathleen D. Morrison, John R. Lukacs, Gregory L. Possehl, Allen Zagarell, Laura L. Junker, Sandra Bowdler, Alan Fix

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