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Man the Hunter

Richard Barry Lee, Irven DeVore Transaction Publishers - Social Science - 415 pages 1 Review Man the Hunter is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on research done among the hunting and gathering peoples of the world. Ethnographic studies increasingly contribute substantial amounts of new data on hunter-gatherers and are rapidly changing our concept of Man the Hunter. Social anthropologists generally have been reappraising the basic concepts of descent, fi liation, residence, and group structure. This book presents new data on hunters and clarifi es a series of conceptual issues among social anthropologists as a necessary background to broader discussions with archaeologists, biologists, and students of human evolution. Preview this book »

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Problems in the Study of Hunters and Gatherers 4 The Current Status of the Worlds Hunting and Gathering Peoples 14 The Hunting Economies of the Tropical Forest Zone of South America An Attempt at Historical Perspective 24 What Hunters Do for a Living or How To Make Out on Scarce Resources 31 An Introduction to Hadza Ecology 50 Coping with Abundance Subsistence on the Northwest Coast 57 Subsistence and Ecology of Northern Food Gatherers with Special Reference to the Ainu 70 The Netsilik Eskimos Adaptive Processes 79 Demographic and Ecological Influences on Aboriginal Australian Marriage Sections 186 Australian Marriage LandOwning Groups and Initiations 201 Discussions Part IV 210 Comments and Rejoinder 211 c The Use of Misuse of Models 213 A NonAustralian Example 217 Epidemiological Factors Health and Disease in HunterGatherers 222 Some Predictions for the Pleistocene Based on Equilibrium Systems among Recent HunterGatherers 230

MoreDiscussions Part II 84 b Notes on the Original Affluent Society 86 c Does Hunting Bring Happiness? 90 d Hunting vs Gathering as Factors in Subsistence 93 e Measuring Resources and Subsistence Strategy 95 Ownership and Use of Land among the Australian Aborigines 100 Stability and Flexibility in Hadza Residential Groupings 104 The Diversity of Eskimo Societies 112 The Nature of Dogrib Socioterritorial Groups 119 The Birhor of India and Some Comments on Band Organization 127 The Importance of Flux in Two Hunting Societies 133 Southeastern Australia Level of Social Organization 139 Discussions Part III 147 b The Problem of Lineage Organization 150 c Analysis of Group Composition 151 d Social Determinants of Group Size 156 e Resolving Conflicts by Fission 157 g Predation and Warfare 158 Some Problems of Method 159 A Shoshoni Example 162 Gidjingali Marriage Arrangements 166 Marriage Classes and Demography in Central Australia 177 Discussions Part V 242 Infanticide Disease Nutrition and Food Supply 244 Determinants of Group Size in Modern and Pleistocene Hunters 246 d Pleistocene Family Planning 249 Traces of Pleistocene Hunters An East African Example 254 A Theoretical Framework for Interpreting Archeological Materials 263 Methodological Considerations of the Archeological Use of Ethnographic Data 269 Ethnographic Data and Understanding the Pleistocene 275 Studies of HunterGatherers as an Aid to the Interpretation of Prehistoric Societies 277 Discussions Part VI 282 b The Archeological Visibility of Food Gatherers 286 c The Use of Ethnography in Reconstructing the Past 288 The Evolution of Hunting 294 Hunting An Integrating Biobehavior System and Its Evolutionary Importance 305 Causal Factors and Processes in the Evolution of Prefarming Societies 322 Discussions Part VII 336 b Primate Behavior and the Evolution of Aggression 340 c Future Agenda 345 The Concept of Primitiveness 350 References 354 Index 394 Copyright


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Title Man the Hunter Editors Richard Barry Lee, Irven DeVore Contributor Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Publisher Transaction Publishers ISBN 0202367231, 9780202367231 Length 415 pages Subjects Social Science  › Sociology  › General

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Social Science / Customs & Traditions
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