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Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology and anthropology

Author: Alan Barnard
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of hunter-gatherers has had a profound impact on thinking about human nature and about the nature of society. The subject has especially influenced ideas on social evolution and on the development of human culture. Anthropologists and archaeologists continue to investigate living hunter-gatherers and the remains of past hunter-gatherer societies in the hope of unearthing the secrets of our ancestors and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Barnard
ISBN: 9781003085645 1003085644 9781000185881 1000185885 9781000190267 1000190269 9781000183634 1000183637
OCLC Number: 1158313782
Notes: "The book has its origins in the Ninth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 9 for short), which was held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in September 2003"--Front matter.
Includes some papers commissioned specifically for this volume.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology and anthropology : introductory essay / Alan Barnard --
Meaning of 'hunter-gatherers' and modes of subsistence : a comparative historical perspective / Mark Pluciennik --
Hunting-and-gathering society : an eighteenth-century Scottish invention / Alan Barnard --
Edward Westermarck and the origin of moral ideas / L.R. Hiatt --
Anthropological history and the study of hunters and gatherers : cultural and non-cultural / Aram A. Yengoyan --
No escape from being theoretically important : hunter-gatherers in German-language debates of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Peter P. Schweitzer --
Hunter-gatherer studies in Russia and the Soviet Union / O. Yu. Artemova --
Soviet traditions in the study of Siberian hunter-gatherer society / Anna A. Sirina --
Japanese tradition in central African hunter-gatherer studies, with comparative observations on the French and American traditions / Mitsuo Ichikawa --
Modern history of Japanese studies on the San hunter-gatherers / Kazuyoshi Sugawara --
Down ancient trails : hunter-gatherers in Indian archaeology / Shanti Pappu --
Many ages of Star Carr : do 'cites' make the 'site'? / P.J. Lane and R.T. Schadla-Hall --
Ethnographic models, archaeological data, and the applicability of modern foraging theory / Michael S. Sheehan --
Subtle shifts and radical transformations in hunter-gatherer research in American anthropology : Julian Steward's contributions and achievements / L. Daniel Myers --
Anthropology and Indigenous rights in Canada and the United States : implications in Steward's theoretical project / Marc Pinkoski and Michael Asch --
Hunting for histories : rethinking historicity in the western Kalahari / James Suzman --
(Re- )current doubts on hunter-gatherer studies as contemporary history / Thomas Widlok.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Barnard.

Abstract:

The study of hunter-gatherers has had a profound impact on thinking about human nature and about the nature of society. The subject has especially influenced ideas on social evolution and on the development of human culture. Anthropologists and archaeologists continue to investigate living hunter-gatherers and the remains of past hunter-gatherer societies in the hope of unearthing the secrets of our ancestors and learning something of the natural existence of humankind. Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology 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? What is the most up-to-date thinking on the subject and how does it reflect current trends within the social sciences? This book provides a much-needed overview of the history of thought on one of science's most intriguing subjects. It will serve as a landmark text for anthropologists, archaeologists and students researching anthropological theory or the history of social anthropology and related disciplines.

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