The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

Hardcover | May 24, 2014

EditorVicki Cummings, Peter Jordan, Marek Zvelebil

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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology ofHunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies to date, including critical engagements with older debates, new theoretical perspectives, and renewed obligations for greater engagement between researchers and indigenous communities. Chapters provide in-deptharchaeological, historical, and anthropological case-studies, and examine far-reaching questions about human social relations, attitudes to technology, ecology, and management of resources and the environment, as well as issues of diet, health, and gender relations - all central topics inhunter-gatherer research, but also themes that have great relevance for modern global society and its future challenges.The Handbook also provides a strategic vision for how the integration of new methods, approaches, and study regions can ensure that future research into the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers will continue to deliver penetrating insights into the factors that underlie all humandiversity.

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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology ofHunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review ...

Vicki Cummings is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire. Peter Jordan is Director of the Arctic Centre at the University of Groningen. Marek Zvelebil was Professor of European Prehistory at the University of Sheffield.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1264 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsList of FiguresList of TablesPeter Jordan and Vicki Cummings: Introduction: the Oxford handbook of the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherersPart I: Theoretical Frameworks1. Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings: Analytical frames of reference in hunter-gatherer research2. Alan Barnard: Defining hunter-gatherers: Enlightenment, Romantic and social evolutionary perspectives3. Mark Pluciennik: Historical frames of reference for 'hunter-gatherers'4. Raven Garvey and Robery Bettinger: Adaptive and ecological approaches to the study of hunter-gatherers5. Aubrey Cannon: Historical and humanist perspectives on hunter-gatherers6. Paul J. Lane: Hunter-gatherer-fishers, ethnoarchaeology and analogical reasoning7. Kathleen Sterling: Man the hunter, woman the gatherer? The impact of gender studies on hunter-gatherer research (a retrospective)Part II: The Earliest Hunter-Gatherers8. Jennie Robinson: Introduction: the first hunter-gatherers9. Joao Zilhao: The Neanderthals: evolution, paleoecology and extinction10. K.L. Kuykendall and I.S. Heyerdahl-King: Modern human origins in Africa: a review of the fossil, archaeological, and genetic perspectives on early Homo sapiens11. Ofer Bar-Yosef: Upper Palaeolithic hunters-gatherers in western Asia12. Paul Pettitt: The European Upper Palaeolithic13. Anatoly P. Derevianko, Sergei V. Markin and Andrei V. Tabarev: The Palaeolithic of northern Asia14. Michael Petraglia and Nicole Boivin: Homo sapiens societies: South Asia15. Sue O'Connor and David Bulbeck: Homo sapiens societies in Indonesia and south-eastern Asia16. Iain Davidson: Hunter-gatherers in Australia: deep histories of continuity and change17. Marcel Kornfeld and Gustavo Politis: Into the Americas: the earliest hunter-gatherers in an empty continentPart III: Post-glacial Colonizations and Transformations18. Vicki Cummings: Hunter-gatherers in the post-glacial world19. Andrew M. T. Moore: Post-glacial transformations among hunter-gatherer societies in the Mediterranean and western Asia20. Andrew B. Smith: Post-glacial transformations in Africa21. Ryan Rabett and Sacha Jones: Post-glacial transformations in south and south-east Asia22. Junko Habu: Post-Pleistocene transformations of hunter-gatherers in east Asia: the Jomon and Chulmun23. Jiand#x0159;and#x00ED; Svoboda: Post-glacial transformations: Danubian Europe24. Graeme Warren: Transformations? The Mesolithic of north-west Europe25. Felix Riede: The resettlement of northern EuropePart IV: Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Innovations26. Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings: Prehistoric hunter-gatherer innovations27. Steven L. Kuhn and Amy E. Clark: Stone tool technology28. J. D. Lewis-Williams: Art for the living29. Brian Hayden: Social complexity30. Peter Hommel: Ceramic technology31. C. R. Wickham-Jones: Coastal adaptations32. Liv Nilsson Stutz: Mortuary practices33. David R. Harris: Plant domestications34. Alan K. Outram: Animal domesticationsPart V: The Persistence of Hunting and Gathering Amongst Farmers in Prehistory and Beyond35. Vicki Cummings: Hunting and gathering in a farmers' world36. Detlef Gronenborn: The persistence of hunting and gathering: Neolithic western temperate and central Europe37. D. C. M. Raemaekers: The persistence of hunting and gathering amongst farmers in prehistory in Neolithic north-west Europe38. Vicki Cummings and Oliver Harris: The continuity of hunting and gathering in the Neolithic and beyond in Britain and Ireland39. Charlotte Damm and Lars Forsberg: Forager-farmer contacts in northern Fennoscandinavia40. Huw Barton: The persistence of hunting and gathering amongst farmers in south-east Asia in prehistory and beyond41. Katherine A Spielmann: The emergence of forager-farmer interaction in North AmericaPart VI: Ethnohistory and Anthropology of 'Modern' Hunter-Gatherers42. Peter Jordan: The ethnohistory and anthropology of 'modern' hunter gatherers43. Robert K. Hitchcock: Hunter-gatherer research traditions in southern Africa44. Barry S. Hewlett and Jason Fancher: Central African hunter-gatherer research traditions45. Ian Keen: Regional hunter-gatherer research traditions: Australia46. David Robinson: From ethnohistory to ethnogenesis: a historiography of hunter-gatherer cultural anthropology in the California and the Great Basin47. Sean O'Neill: Exploring hunter-gatherer-fisher complexity on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America48. Jana Fortier: Regional hunter-gatherer traditions in south-east Asia49. Gustavo G. Politis and Almudena Hernando: Regional hunter-gatherer research traditions: South America50. Mark Hudson: The ethnohistory and anthropology of 'modern' hunter-gatherers: North Japan51. Jussi-Pekka Taavitsainen: Hunter-gatherer transformations in northern Europe after 1500 ADPart VII: Future Directions in Hunter-Gatherer Research52. Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings: New approaches in the study of hunter-gatherers53. Robert L. Kelly: Future directions in hunter-gatherer research: technology54. Jelmer W. Eerkens, Robert L. Bettinger, and Peter J. Richerson: Cultural transmission theory and hunter-gatherer archaeology55. Viktor Cerny and Luisa Pereira: Archaeogenetics of Africa and of the African hunter-gatherers56. Bruno David, Lara Lamb, and Jack Kaiwari: Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place57. Nyree Finlay: Personhood and social relations58. Hannah Cobb: Materials, biographies, identities, experiences: new approaches to materials in hunter-gatherer studies59. David S. Whitley: Hunter-gatherer religion and ritual60. Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach: Hunter-gatherer gender and identity61. Rick Schulting: Hunter-gatherer diet, subsistence and foodways