Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Alan Barnard
  • Mark Pluciennik
  • L. R. Hiatt
  • Aram A. Yengoyan
  • Peter P. Schweitzer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004