Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology and anthropology

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Berg, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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This book provides a definitive overview of hunter-gatherer historiography, from the earliest anthropological writings through to the present day. What can early visions of the hunter-gatherer tell us about the societies that generated them? How do diverse national traditions, such as American, Russian and Japanese, manifest themselves in hunter-gatherer research? How does current thinking on the subject reflect trends within the social sciences? Answering these questions and many more, this book provides a much-needed assessment of the history of thought on one of science's most intriguing subjects.

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Edward Westermarck and the Origin of Moral Ideas
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Alan Barnard is Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa, University of Edinburgh.

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