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Prehistoric hunter-gatherers : the emergence of cultural complexity

Author: T Douglas Price; James Allison Brown
Publisher: Orlando : Academic Press, 1985.
Series: Studies in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Book written by archaeologists on the subject of culture change and complexity. Focuses specifically on the emergence of cultural complexity among hunter-gatherers. Highlights the variety of adaptations that characterize prehistoric hunter-gatherers as well as delineating some of the primary features of social complexity. Includes a chapter: Whaling as an organizing focus in northwestern Alaskan Eskimo societies by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Orlando : Academic Press, 1985
(OCoLC)559231988
Online version:
Prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Orlando : Academic Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607741404
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Douglas Price; James Allison Brown
ISBN: 0125647506 9780125647502 0125647514 9780125647519
OCLC Number: 10726914
Description: xviii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Aspects of hunter-gatherer complexity / T. Douglas Price and James A. Brown --
Prehistoric developments in the American midcontinent and in Brittany, northwest France / Barbara Bender --
Complexity and scale in the study of fisher-gatherer-hunters : an example from the eastern United States / William H. Marquardt --
Prehistoric hunter-gatherers : the meaning of social complexity / Mark Nathan Cohen --
Whaling as an organizing focus in northwestern Alaskan Eskimo societies / Glenn W. Sheehan --
Hierarchies, stress, and logistical strategies among hunter-gatherers in northwestern North America / Kenneth M. Ames --
Complex hunter-gatherers in interior British Columbia / Brian Hayden [and others] --
Long-term trends to sedentism and the emergence of complexity in the American Midwest / James A. Brown --
Patterns of intensification as seen from the Upper Paleolithic of the Central Russian Plain / Olga Soffer --
The ecological basis of social complexity in the Upper Paleolithic of southwestern France / Paul A. Mellars --
Ritual communication, social elaboration, and the variable trajectories of Paleolithic material culture / Margaret W. Conkey --
Mobility in the early Mesolithic of northwestern Europe : an alternative explanation / Peter C. Woodman --
Affluent foragers of Mesolithic southern Scandinavia / T. Douglas Price --
Preagricultural sedentism : the Natufian example / Donald O. Henry --
Intensification and Australian prehistory / Harry Lourandos --
"Now let's invent agriculture-" : a critical review of concepts of complexity and hunter-gatherers / Richard A. Gould --
Complex hunter-gatherers : retrospect and prospect / James A. Brown and T. Douglas Price.
Series Title: Studies in archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by T. Douglas Price, James A. Brown.

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Book written by archaeologists on the subject of culture change and complexity. Focuses specifically on the emergence of cultural complexity among hunter-gatherers. Highlights the variety of adaptations that characterize prehistoric hunter-gatherers as well as delineating some of the primary features of social complexity. Includes a chapter: Whaling as an organizing focus in northwestern Alaskan Eskimo societies by Glenn W. Sheehan.

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