Key issues in hunter-gatherer research

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  • Hunting and gathering societies

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 456-503) and indexes.

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Statementedited by Ernest S. Burch, Jr. and Linda J. Ellanna.
SeriesExplorations in anthropology
ContributionsBurch, Ernest S., 1938-, Ellanna, Linda J.
LC ClassificationsGN388 .K49 1994
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Paginationx, 534 p. :
Number of Pages534
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1409378M
ISBN 100854963758, 0854963766
LC Control Number93018011

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Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research (Explorations in Anthropology) Paperback – August 1, by Linda J. Ellanna (Editor), Ernest S. Burch (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating5/5(1). Hunter-gatherer research has experienced enormous expansion over the past three decades. In the late s less than a score of anthropologists were actively engaged in issue-oriented studies of foraging populations.

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Since then, the number of active researchers has grown into the Price: $   Hunter-gatherer research has experienced enormous expansion over the past three decades. In the late s less than a score of anthropologists were actively engaged in issue-oriented studies of foraging : In this book, various issues in hunter-gatherer research, including gender, territoriality, hunter affluence, social stratification, culture contact, government intervention, native perspectives, and the future of the field are examined in the light of data from both simple and complex hunter-gatherer societies in parts of North America north america Subject Category: Geographic Entities.

Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research by Linda J. Ellanna,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.2/5(2). It problematizes the issues of male dominance in the realms of politics and religion, and puts into question the way in which gender has been constructed in hunter-gatherer studies.

The second section on territoriality addresses the social and spatial flexibility so characteristic of hunting and gathering populations. Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research by. Ernest S. Burch Jr., Refresh and try again. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author.

To add more, click here. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events/5(3). New Book Argues That Hunter-Gatherers May Be Happier Than Wealthy Westerners: Goats and Soda Anthropologist James Suzman has lived with one of. Thousands of years ago, all humans lived by hunting and gathering rather than growing their own food.

The number of hunter and gatherer societies has gradually diminished. Those societies that remain live in relatively inaccessable areas, either remote jungles or arctic regions. However, as is often the case, the more such societies are either exterminated or assimilated, the more interest. About Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research Hunter-gatherer research has experienced enormous expansion over the past three decades.

In the late s less than a score of anthropologists were actively engaged in issue-oriented studies of foraging populations. Search this site: Humanities. Architecture and Environmental Design; Art History. Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research by Ernest S Burch (Editor), Linda J Ellanna (Editor), Linda J Ellana (Editor) starting at $ Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

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14 (Explorations in Anthropology S.) by Linda Ellanna (Edited) Ernest S Burch (Edited)Buy. Books online: Key Issues in Hunter-gatherer Research: v. 14 (Explorations in Anthropology S.),Hunter-gatherer societies face social-ecological changes that have led them to alter their living strategies.

and the key issues it faces, is still at a nascent stage. we identify three. Everyone worked to find food, because it was the key to the group's survival. Some scientists believe that an equal relationship existed between Paleolithic men and women. It is likely that both made decisions that affected the band or group.

Some evidence suggests that some men and women may have hunted in monogamous pairs. Hunter-gatherer culture is a type of subsistence lifestyle that relies on hunting and fishing animals and foraging for wild vegetation and other nutrients like honey, for food.

Until approximat years ago, all humans practiced hunting-gathering. Anthropologists have discovered evidence for the practice of hunter-gatherer culture by modern humans (Homo sapiens) and their distant. Play as a foundation for hunter-gatherer social existence.

American Journal of Play, 1, Gray, P. The value of a play-filled childhood in development of the hunter-gatherer. The aims of this study are twofold: compile, for the first time, all the archaeological, environmental, and geological data pertinent to the evolution of the aboriginal inhabitants of southwest Florida; and, using this basis, develop a specific, integrated, and dynamic model of cultural adaptation that will serve as a stimulus for hypotheses that go beyond simple culture-historical concerns.

Ernest S. Burch is a research associate in the Arctic Studies Centre, Smithsonian Institution. His is the author of The Inupiaq Eskimo Nations of Northwest Alaska and co-editor or Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research.

Praise for Alliance and Conflict. These articles deal with very current issues in hunter-gatherer research (e.g., conservation, independent foraging in rainforest environments, the evolution of menopause, etc.).

All students will be required to write term papers but requirements will differ for graduate and undergraduate students. Hunter-gatherer research has played a historically central role in the development of anthropological and evolutionary theory.

Today, research in this traditional and enduringly vital field blurs lines of distinction between archaeology and ethnology, and seeks instead to develop perspectives and theories broadly applicable to anthropology and its many sub disciplines.

Hunting and gathering constitute the oldest human mode of making a living, and the only one for which there is an uninterrupted record from human origins to the present. Correspondingly, there has been a lot of anthropological attention devoted to hunting and gathering with an initial confidence that one could directly observe human nature by studying hunter-gatherers.

A review of recent research on complex hunter–gatherers in North America suggests that age-old tensions between evolutionary and historical epistemologies continue to cultivate progress in anthropological understanding of sociocultural variation. Coupled with criticism of the evolutionary status of ethnographic foragers, archaeological documentation of variation among hunter–gatherer.

hunter-gatherer studies in general and the editors are to be heartily congratulated for the fine re‐ wards of their labor here. This book should re‐ mind us of the centrality of hunter-gatherer stud‐ ies in anthropology, just as hunter-gatherers are arguably central to the experience of being hu‐ man in the first place.

It will be of. Considerable research on helpers-at-the-nest demonstrates the positive effects of firstborn daughters on a mother’s reproductive success and the survival of her children compared with women who have firstborn sons. This research is largely restricted to agricultural settings.

In the present study we ask: “Does ‘daughter first’ improve mothers’ reproductive success in a hunting and. Hunter-Gatherers: An Interdisciplinary Perspective attempts to stem this tide, giving reviews from a wide variety of disciplines to give a broad-brush view of diverse hunter-gatherer groups.

Presenting issues from both the social and biological sciences, it will serve as a useful reference text for all those interested in social anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and human sciences.

In his new book Free to Learn, Boston College psychologist Peter Gray also thinks that childhood was better in the old days. In the very old days. But hunter-gatherer communities differ in so many ways from the modern world that some might see Gray as naïve to think that a true democracy would fly for most of his readers.

Her research. How hunter-gatherer children learn without schools. For hundreds of thousands of years, up until the time when agriculture was invented (a m years ago), we were all hunter-gatherers.

Hunter-gatherers are the quintessential anthropological topic. They constitute the subject matter that, in the last instance, separates anthropology from its sister social science disciplines: psychology, sociology, economics, and political science.

In that central position, hunter-gatherers are. Book description: In an age of heightened awareness of the threat that western industrialized societies pose to the environment, hunters and gatherers attract particularly strong interest because they occupy the ecological niches that are constantly eroded.

Despite the denial of sovereignty, the world's more. The former are a new and novel concern with hunter-gatherer cosmology and ontology (including hunting) from a relational, phenomenological as well as posthumanist perspective, and an appreciation.

Since then, the number of active researchers has grown into the book offers the most up-to-date anthology of papers on hunter-gatherer research and contains possibly the most comprehensive bibliography on hunter-gatherers ever published.

It will be essential reading for all students of hunter-gatherer societies. Approximately forty contemporary hunter-gatherer societies survive in the increasingly deforested region of South East Asia.

Despite the important place of hunter-gatherers in anthropological theory-making, detailed ethnographic information about contemporary South East Asian foraging societies can be difficult to locate. This article reviews key issues surrounding the cultural identity of. Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives provides an issues-oriented overview of hunter-gatherer societies in desert landscapes that combines archaeological and anthropological perspectives and includes a wide range of regional and thematic case studies.

Brings together, for the first time, studies from deserts as diverse as the sand dunes of Australia, the U.S. Learning Creative Hunter-Gatherer Tradecraft. I would hunt for emerging trends and news, research a potential story, and pitch it to my editors.

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The research, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, looked at the lifestyle, diets and physical activity of hundreds of modern hunter-gatherer. The diversity of hunter-gatherer lifeways has been significantly narrowed by western colonial expansion over the last years.

While new forms of hunter-gatherer organisation emerged as a result of contact with states (Martindale ; Wilmsen ), many examples disappeared as a result of contact, or even in advance of it (Pluciennik ; Murdock13).This book reconsiders hunter-gatherer childhood using play as a key concept, based on the author’s long-term field research among several groups of the San people of Southern Africa and a review of the wider scholarship of various hunter-gatherer groups.Caveman's Guide to Baby's First Year: Early Fatherhood for the Modern Hunter-Gatherer by David Port, John Ralston, Brian M.

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