Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia: Long-Term Histories


Specialized forager-traders have lived alongside and in exchange relationships with agriculturalists for many thousands of years in South and Southeast Asia. Here is a series of representative case-studies that pertain to a current archaeological debate. The issue concerns the extent to which historical foraging populations are to be understood as specialized adaptations to a complex economically diverse environment, rather than as throw-backs to a Paleolithic way of life.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kathleen D. Morrison
  • John R. Lukacs
  • Gregory L. Possehl
  • Allen Zagarell
  • Laura L. Junker
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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