The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers: the Foraging Spectrum (BOK)

Robert J. Kelly

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In this book, Robert L. Kelly challenges the preconceptions that hunter-gatherers were Paleolithic relics living in a raw state of nature, instead crafting a position that emphasizes their diversity, and downplays attempts to model the original foraging lifeway or to use foragers to depict human nature stripped to its core. Kelly reviews the anthropological literature for variation among living foragers in terms of diet, mobility, sharing, land tenure, technology, exchange, male-female relations, division of labor, marriage, descent and political organization. Using the paradigm of human behavioral ecology, he analyzes the diversity in these areas and seeks to explain rather than explain away variability, and argues for an approach to prehistory that uses archaeological data to test theory rather than one that uses ethnographic analogy to reconstruct the past.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Robert J. Kelly
Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9781107024878
Antall sider 375 Dimensjoner 17,7cm x 25,3cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 940 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Prehistoric archaeology