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Hunter-Gatherers : An Interdisciplinary Perspective - Catherine Panter-Brick


An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Hardcover Published: 9th April 2001
ISBN: 9780521772105
Number Of Pages: 354

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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 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.

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'... a splendid volume, which is both useful for specialists and accessible to anthropology students and general academic readers.' Anthropos

Lines of enquiry Catherine Panter-Brick
The behavioural ecology of hunter-gatherers
How original is the 'original affluent society'? Time, change and the archaeology of hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherer technology: macro and micro-scale approaches
The antiquity of hunter-gatherers
Language shift and language spread among hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherer demography
Nutritional ecology: diet, growth, physical activity and body size
Evolutionary biology of hunter-gatherer populations
Hunting for images, gathering up meanings: art for life in hunting-gathering societies
Hunter-gatherers, their neighbours and the nation state
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ISBN: 9780521772105
ISBN-10: 0521772109
Series: Biosocial Society Symposium Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 9th April 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.64