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Hunter-Gatherers

Hunter-Gatherers
An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Part of Biosocial Society Symposium Series

Catherine Panter-Brick, Robert H. Layton, Peter Rowley-Conwy, Bruce Winterhalder, Robin Torrence, Steven L. Kuhn, Mary C. Stiner, Patrick McConvell, Renee Pennington, Mark Jenike, Alain Froment, Margaret W. Conkey
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  • Date Published: March 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521776721

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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 2001 volume. Since the seminal work of Man the Hunter in 1968, research in these three areas has become increasingly specialised, and the lines of communication between academic disciplines have all but broken down. This volume aims to re-establish an interdisciplinary debate, presenting critical issues commanding an ongoing interest in hunter-gatherer research, covering evolution and history, demography and biology, technology, social organisation, 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.

    • Features anthropological, archaeological and biological reviews of past and present-day hunter-gatherers
    • Internationally renowned panel of contributors
    • Written for a multidisciplinary readership
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    '… a splendid volume, which is both useful for specialists and accessible to anthropology students and general academic readers.' Anthropos

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    • Date Published: March 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521776721
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Lines of enquiry Catherine Panter-Brick, Robert H. Layton and Peter Rowley-Conwy
    2. The behavioural ecology of hunter-gatherers Bruce Winterhalder
    3. How original is the 'original affluent society'? Time, change and the archaeology of hunter-gatherers Peter Rowley-Conwy
    4. Hunter-gatherer technology: macro and micro-scale approaches Robin Torrence
    5. The antiquity of hunter-gatherers Steven L. Kuhn and Mary C. Stiner
    6. Language shift and language spread among hunter-gatherers Patrick McConvell
    7. Hunter-gatherer demography Renee Pennington
    8. Nutritional ecology: diet, growth, physical activity and body size Mark Jenike
    9. Evolutionary biology of hunter-gatherer populations Alain Froment
    10. Hunting for images, gathering up meanings: art for life in hunting-gathering societies Margaret W. Conkey
    11. Hunter-gatherers, their neighbours and the nation state Robert H. Layton
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  • Editors

    Catherine Panter-Brick, University of Durham

    Robert H. Layton, University of Durham

    Peter Rowley-Conwy, University of Durham

    Contributors

    Catherine Panter-Brick, Robert H. Layton, Peter Rowley-Conwy, Bruce Winterhalder, Robin Torrence, Steven L. Kuhn, Mary C. Stiner, Patrick McConvell, Renee Pennington, Mark Jenike, Alain Froment, Margaret W. Conkey

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