Time and Change: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Long-term in Hunter-gatherer Societies

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Dimitra Papagianni, Robert Layton, Herbert D. G. Maschner
Oxbow Books, 2008 - Social Science - 158 pages
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This volume explores long-term behavioural patterns and processes of change in hunter-gatherer societies from the Lower Palaeolithic to the present. In doing so, this volume questions the disciplinary distinctions between fine and coarse-grain understandings of hunter-gatherer societies in anthropology and archaeology and challenges the perception that these distinctions are inherent to the two disciplines. The volume brings together studies that specifically address long-term behavioural patterns in hunter-gatherer societies past and present. Some of the contributors also combine historical/archival data and archaeological evidence with anthropological work on contemporary hunter-gatherers. All the papers are based on case-studies that, taken together, cover a wide geographical and chronological range. They represent current research dynamics in anthropology and archaeology across the globe (North and South America, Europe and Australia), and a variety of theoretical perspectives. The papers range chronologically from the Lower Palaeolithic to the present, and encompass groups at various levels of complexity of social organisation and degrees of sedentism, interaction with farmers and 'pristine-ness'.

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Contents

Crisp Snapshots and Fuzzy Trends
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STRATEGIES FOR LONGTERM STABILITY
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Cycles of Change and Palaeolithic
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About the author (2008)

Dimitra Papagianni has taught courses on the Neanderthals at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Bath. She lives in New York State.

ROBERT LAYTON is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.

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