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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology ofHunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies to date, including critical engagements with older debates, new theoretical perspectives, and renewed obligations for greater engagement between researchers and indigenous communities. Chapters provide in-depth archaeological, historical, and anthropological case-studies, and examine far-reaching questions about human social relations, attitudes to technology, ecology, and management of resources and the environment, as well as issues of diet, health, and gender relations -- all central topics in hunter-gatherer research, but also themes that have great relevance for modern global society and its future challenges.
The Handbook also provides a strategic vision for how the integration of new methods, approaches, and study regions can ensure that future research into the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers will continue to deliver penetrating insights into the factors that underlie all human diversity.
Vicki Cummings is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire.
Peter Jordan is Director of the Arctic Centre at the University of Groningen.
Marek Zvelebil was Professor of European Prehistory at the University of Sheffield.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors List of Figures List of Tables Introduction: the Oxford handbook of the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers, Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings Part I: Theoretical Frameworks 1. Analytical frames of reference in hunter-gatherer research, Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings 2. Defining hunter-gatherers: Enlightenment, Romantic and social evolutionary perspectives, Alan Barnard 3. Historical frames of reference for 'hunter-gatherers', Mark Pluciennik 4. Adaptive and ecological approaches to the study of hunter-gatherers, Raven Garvey and Robery Bettinger 5. Historical and humanist perspectives on hunter-gatherers, Aubrey Cannon 6. Hunter-gatherer-fishers, ethnoarchaeology and analogical reasoning, Paul J. Lane 7. Man the hunter, woman the gatherer? The impact of gender studies on hunter-gatherer research (a retrospective), Kathleen Sterling Part II: The Earliest Hunter-Gatherers 8. Introduction: the first hunter-gatherers, Jennie Robinson 9. The Neanderthals: evolution, paleoecology and extinction, João Zilhão 10. Modern human origins in Africa: a review of the fossil, archaeological, and genetic perspectives on early Homo sapiens, K.L. Kuykendall and I.S. Heyerdahl-King 11. Upper Palaeolithic hunters-gatherers in western Asia, Ofer Bar-Yosef 12. The European Upper Palaeolithic, Paul Pettitt 13. The Palaeolithic of northern Asia, Anatoly P. Derevianko, Sergei V. Markin and Andrei V. Tabarev 14. Homo sapiens societies: South Asia, Michael Petraglia and Nicole Boivin 15. Homo sapiens societies in Indonesia and south-eastern Asia, Sue O'Connor and David Bulbeck 16. Hunter-gatherers in Australia: deep histories of continuity and change, Iain Davidson 17. Into the Americas: the earliest hunter-gatherers in an empty continent, Marcel Kornfeld and Gustavo Politis Part III: Post-glacial Colonizations and Transformations 18. Hunter-gatherers in the post-glacial world, Vicki Cummings 19. Post-glacial transformations among hunter-gatherer societies in the Mediterranean and western Asia, Andrew M. T. Moore 20. Post-glacial transformations in Africa, Andrew B. Smith 21. Post-glacial transformations in south and south-east Asia, Ryan Rabett and Sacha Jones 22. Post-Pleistocene transformations of hunter-gatherers in east Asia: the Jomon and Chulmun, Junko Habu 23. Post-glacial transformations: Danubian Europe, Jiří Svoboda 24. Transformations? The Mesolithic of north-west Europe, Graeme Warren 25. The resettlement of northern Europe, Felix Riede Part IV: Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Innovations 26. Prehistoric hunter-gatherer innovations, Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings 27. Stone tool technology, Steven L. Kuhn and Amy E. Clark 28. Art for the living, J. D. Lewis-Williams 29. Social complexity, Brian Hayden 30. Ceramic technology, Peter Hommel 31. Coastal adaptations, C. R. Wickham-Jones 32. Mortuary practices, Liv Nilsson Stutz 33. Plant domestications, David R. Harris 34. Animal domestications, Alan K. Outram Part V: The Persistence of Hunting and Gathering Amongst Farmers in Prehistory and Beyond 35. Hunting and gathering in a farmers' world, Vicki Cummings 36. The persistence of hunting and gathering: Neolithic western temperate and central Europe, Detlef Gronenborn 37. The persistence of hunting and gathering amongst farmers in prehistory in Neolithic north-west Europe, D. C. M. Raemaekers 38. The continuity of hunting and gathering in the Neolithic and beyond in Britain and Ireland, Vicki Cummings and Oliver Harris 39. Forager-farmer contacts in northern Fennoscandinavia, Charlotte Damm and Lars Forsberg 40. The persistence of hunting and gathering amongst farmers in south-east Asia in prehistory and beyond, Huw Barton 41. The emergence of forager-farmer interaction in North America, Katherine A Spielmann Part VI: Ethnohistory and Anthropology of 'Modern' Hunter-Gatherers 42. The ethnohistory and anthropology of 'modern' hunter gatherers, Peter Jordan 43. Hunter-gatherer research traditions in southern Africa, Robert K. Hitchcock 44. Central African hunter-gatherer research traditions, Barry S. Hewlett and Jason Fancher 45. Regional hunter-gatherer research traditions: Australia, Ian Keen 46. From ethnohistory to ethnogenesis: a historiography of hunter-gatherer cultural anthropology in the California and the Great Basin, David Robinson 47. Exploring hunter-gatherer-fisher complexity on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America, Sean O'Neill 48. Regional hunter-gatherer traditions in south-east Asia, Jana Fortier 49. Regional hunter-gatherer research traditions: South America, Gustavo G. Politis and Almudena Hernando 50. The ethnohistory and anthropology of 'modern' hunter-gatherers: North Japan, Mark Hudson 51. Hunter-gatherer transformations in northern Europe after 1500 AD, Jussi-Pekka Taavitsainen Part VII: Future Directions in Hunter-Gatherer Research 52. New approaches in the study of hunter-gatherers, Peter Jordan and Vicki Cummings 53. Future directions in hunter-gatherer research: technology, Robert L. Kelly 54. Cultural transmission theory and hunter-gatherer archaeology, Jelmer W. Eerkens, Robert L. Bettinger, and Peter J. Richerson 55. Archaeogenetics of Africa and of the African hunter-gatherers, Viktor Ćerný and Luísa Pereira 56. Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place, Bruno David, Lara Lamb, and Jack Kaiwari 57. Personhood and social relations, Nyree Finlay 58. Materials, biographies, identities, experiences: new approaches to materials in hunter-gatherer studies, Hannah Cobb 59. Hunter-gatherer religion and ritual, David S. Whitley 60. Hunter-gatherer gender and identity, Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach 61. Hunter-gatherer diet, subsistence and foodways, Rick Schulting