The Resource The foraging spectrum : diversity in hunter-gatherer lifeways, Robert L. Kelly

The foraging spectrum : diversity in hunter-gatherer lifeways, Robert L. Kelly

Label
The foraging spectrum : diversity in hunter-gatherer lifeways
Title
The foraging spectrum
Title remainder
diversity in hunter-gatherer lifeways
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Kelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Because most of humanity's time as a species has been spent in a hunting-and-gathering subsistence mode, living hunter-gatherers have always played a pivotal role in interpretations of pre-history and anthropological theory. It is widely believed that "human nature" can be seen more clearly at this "stage" than at any other. Challenging this preconception, Robert L. Kelly crafts a new theoretical position by emphasizing the diversity among hunter-gatherer societies - a diversity that belies attempts to establish a single model of a predominant or "original" foraging lifeway. Kelly reviews the anthropological literature for the differences among ethnographically known hunter-gatherers
  • By considering the actual, not imagined, reasons behind diverse behavior, The Foraging Spectrum argues for a revision of many archaeological models of prehistory. Written for archaeologists and ethnologists outside the field of hunter-gatherer research, it stresses explaining, rather than explaining away, variability
Dewey number
306.3/49
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN388
LC item number
.K44 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The foraging spectrum : diversity in hunter-gatherer lifeways, Robert L. Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-433) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Hunter-Gatherers and Anthropology -- 2. Environment, Evolution, and Anthropological Theory -- 3. Foraging and Subsistence -- 4. Foraging and Mobility -- 5. Sharing, Exchange, and Land Tenure -- 6. Group Size and Reproduction -- 7. Men, Women, and Foraging -- 8. Egalitarian and Nonegalitarian Hunter-Gatherers -- 9. Hunter-Gatherers and Prehistory
Control code
000011016972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 446 p.
Isbn
9781560984665
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
94021100
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17615094
System control number
  • C01108157844
  • (OCoLC)30663962

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