Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways

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Andrzej Weber, M. Anne Katzenberg, Theodore G. Schurr
University of Pennsylvania Press, May 26, 2011 - Social Science - 344 pages
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Baikal is an archaeologically unique and emerging area of hunter-gatherer research, offering insights on the complexity, variability, and dynamics of long-term culture change.

 

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Contents

1 Holocene Climate Environmental Change and Neolithic Biocultural Discontinuity in the Baikal Region
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2 Radiocarbon Dating of Middle Holocene Culture History in CisBaikal
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3 Mesolithic and Neolithic Mortuary Complexes in the Baikal Region
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4 Variability in Bronze Age Mortuary Practices in the Little Sea Microregion of CisBaikal
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5 Uncovering the Genetic Landscape of Prehistoric CisBaikal
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Implications for the Prehistoric Settlement of the CisBaikal Region
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Biological Indicators of Adaptation and Culture Change
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8 Diet Reconstruction of Prehistoric HunterGatherers in the Lake Baikal Region
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9 Skeletal Morphology Climatic Adaptation and Habitual Behavior among MidHolocene CisBaikal Populations
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10 Identifying HunterGatherer Mobility Patterns Using Strontium Isotopes
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A Review of Research and Future Prospects
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Middle Holocene CisBaikal HunterGatherers in Overview
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Bibliography
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Contributors
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Andrzej Weber is Professor of Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology, University of Alberta, Edmonton. M. Anne Katzenberg, F.R.S.C., is University Professor, University of Calgary. Theodore G. Schurr is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania.

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