Introduction: changing perspectives; 1. Hunter-gatherer variation in time and space; 2. Australian Aboriginal hunter-gatherers; 3. Out of Asia: earliest evidence and people; 4. The tropical north; 5. Arid and semiarid Australia; 6. Temperate southern Australia; 7. Tasmania; 8. Continental changes; 9. Interpretations; 10. Conclusions.
Discusses socio-economic processes of Aboriginal Australians as complex, dynamic and revolutionary.
"The organization of the vcolume has been carefully thought out, and the regional orientation generally works qiute well. The book is well illustrated, with numerous photographs, maps, and line drawings...Continent of Hunter-Gatherers is a compelling book of serous scholarship and deep thought...the book will undoubted have an impact on Austrailian archyaeology, and be a focus of heated discussion there for some time to come. The volume should also attract much interest from North American archaeologists." Candian Jrnl of Archaeology 24, 2000