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The Resource Hunter-gatherers : archaeological and evolutionary theory, Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham

Hunter-gatherers : archaeological and evolutionary theory, Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham

Label
Hunter-gatherers : archaeological and evolutionary theory
Title
Hunter-gatherers
Title remainder
archaeological and evolutionary theory
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham
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Language
eng
Summary
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 subdisciplines. In the groundbreaking first edition of Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary Theory (1991), Robert Bettinger presented an integrative perspective on hunter-gatherer research and advanced a theoretical approach compatible with both traditional anthropological and contemporary evolutionary theories. Hunter-Gatherers remains a well-respected and much-cited text, now over 20 years since initial publication. Yet, as in other vibrant fields of study, the last two decades have seen important empirical and theoretical advances. In this second edition of Hunter-Gatherers, co-authors Robert Bettinger, Raven Garvey, and Shannon Tushingham offer a revised and expanded version of the classic text, which includes a succinct and provocative critical synthesis of hunter-gatherer and evolutionary theory, from the Enlightenment to the present. New and expanded sections relate and react to recent developments--some of them the authors' own--particularly in the realms of optimal foraging and cultural transmission theories. An exceptionally informative and ambitious volume on cultural evolutionary theory, Hunter-Gatherers, second edition, is an essential addition to the libraries of anthropologists, archaeologists, and human ecologists alike
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YDXCP
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Bettinger, Robert L
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Garvey, Raven
  • Tushingham, Shannon
Series statement
Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology,
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  • Hunting, Prehistoric
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Social evolution
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Hunting, Prehistoric
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Social evolution
Label
Hunter-gatherers : archaeological and evolutionary theory, Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Historical Approaches to Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 1: Progressive Social Evolution and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 2: The History of Americanist Hunter-Gatherer Research -- Part II. Theories of Limited Sets -- Chapter 3: Middle-Range Theory and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 4: Hunter-Gatherers as Optimal Foragers -- Chapter 5: More Complex Models of Optimal Behavior among Hunter-Gatherers -- Part III. Theories of General Sets -- Chapter 6: Marxist and Structural Marxist Perspectives of Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 7: Neo-Darwinian Theory and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 8: Hunter-Gatherers and Neo-Darwinian Cultural Transmission -- Chapter 9: Hunter-Gatherers: Problems in Theory
Control code
913767349
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9781489975805
Lccn
2015935750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913767349
Label
Hunter-gatherers : archaeological and evolutionary theory, Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Historical Approaches to Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 1: Progressive Social Evolution and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 2: The History of Americanist Hunter-Gatherer Research -- Part II. Theories of Limited Sets -- Chapter 3: Middle-Range Theory and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 4: Hunter-Gatherers as Optimal Foragers -- Chapter 5: More Complex Models of Optimal Behavior among Hunter-Gatherers -- Part III. Theories of General Sets -- Chapter 6: Marxist and Structural Marxist Perspectives of Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 7: Neo-Darwinian Theory and Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 8: Hunter-Gatherers and Neo-Darwinian Cultural Transmission -- Chapter 9: Hunter-Gatherers: Problems in Theory
Control code
913767349
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Second edition
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9781489975805
Lccn
2015935750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913767349

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