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The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers


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1. Hunter-gatherers and anthropology; 2. Environment, evolution, and anthropological theory; 3. Foraging and subsistence; 4. Mobility; 5. Technology; 6. Sharing, exchange, and land tenure; 7. Group size and demography; 8. Men, women, and foraging; 9. Non-egalitarian hunter-gatherers; 10. Hunter-gatherers and prehistory.

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Challenges the preconceptions that hunter-gatherers were Paleolithic relics living in a raw state of nature, instead crafting a position that emphasizes their diversity.

About the Author

Robert L. Kelly is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. He has served as department head and as director of the Frison Institute. He is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology and a past secretary of the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association. He has authored more than one hundred articles, books and reviews, including two of the most widely used archaeology college textbooks. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the ethnology and archaeology of hunting and gathering peoples. In the past forty years, he has worked on research projects throughout the western United States and Madagascar, and has lectured in Europe, Asia and South America. He is currently researching caves and high altitude adaptations in Wyoming, and the archaeology of ice patches in Glacier National Park, Montana.


'Using Latin America as a case study, Kaplan clearly explains the interplay between economics and politics in the international arena ... A thoroughly analytical work with the potential to transform thinking about globalization and austerity measures worldwide. Summing up: highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections.' L. O. Imade, Choice

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