Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology

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Oktober 2004



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


'Throughout its history, anthropology has based its most potent prototypes of core humanity on what was known of hunting and gathering peoples. But ethnographic and archaeological studies from around the world, of ever-greater depth and sophistication, have given us the means to challenge these prototypes. It is time to take stock of these studies, to place them in the historical and regional contexts of developing traditions of anthropological research, and to consider how they have responded to wider currents of thought. The Ninth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, held in Edinburgh in 2002, was convened to do just that. In this volume Alan Barnard has assembled some of the most outstanding contributions to the conference, to provide a benchmark assessment of the past achievements and future prospects of hunter-gatherer research.' Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen '...[T]his volume is indispensable reading for any scholar of hunter-gatherer s
EAN: 9781859738207
ISBN: 1859738206
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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