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Information and its role in hunter-gatherer bands

Author: Robert Whallon; William A Lovis; Robert K Hitchcock
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : UCLA/Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, ©2011.
Series: Ideas, debates, and perspectives, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the question of how information is acquired, stored, circulated, and utilized in small-scale hunter-gatherer societies. Brings together scholars from multiple disciplines, including  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Whallon; William A Lovis; Robert K Hitchcock
ISBN: 9781931745635 1931745633 9781931745642 1931745641
OCLC Number: 693207441
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: An introduction to information and its role in hunter-gatherer bands / Robert Whallon --
Yupik Eskimo gendered information storage patterns / Caroline Funk --
Space, information and knowledge : ethnocartography and North American boreal forest hunter-gatherers / William A. Lovis and Randolph E. Donahue --
Modeling hunter-gatherer information networks : an archaeological case study from the Kuril Islands / Ben Fitzhugh, S. Colby Phillips, and Erik Gjesfjeld --
Environmental knowledge among Central African hunter-gatherers : types of knowledge and intra-cultural variations / Mitsuo Ichikawa, Shiho Hattori, and Hirokazu Yasuoka --
Where is that job? : hunter-gatherer information systems in complex social environments in the eastern Kalahari Desert, Botswana / Robert K. Hitchcock and James I. Ebert --
Borrowed names and indexical function in the northern Uto-Aztecan botanical lexicon / Jane H. Hill --
Rite, ritual and materiality of information in Mesolithic Europe / Marek Zvelebil --
The role of information exchange in the colonization of Sahul / Peter Veth [and others] --
Information exchange amongst hunter-gatherers of the Western Desert of Australia / Jo McDonald and Peter Veth --
Rock art information among hunter-gatherers in northwest Patagonia : an assessment of environmental and territorial models / Vivian Scheinsohn --
Visits, "Fuegians" and information networks / Luis Alberto Borrero, Fabiana María Martin, and Ramiro Barberena --
Foraging for information among foragers --
an afterword / H. Martin Wobst --
A synopsis of information and its role in hunter-gatherer bands / Robert Whallon and William A. Lovis.
Series Title: Ideas, debates, and perspectives, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Whallon, William A. Lovis, Robert K. Hitchcock.

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