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The archaeology of human ancestry, power, sex, and tradition, edited by James Steele and Stephen Shennan

Label
The archaeology of human ancestry, power, sex, and tradition, edited by James Steele and Stephen Shennan
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The archaeology of human ancestry
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
475959958613648741378934187
Responsibility statement
edited by James Steele and Stephen Shennan
Series statement
Theoretical Archaeology Group TAG
Sub title
power, sex, and tradition
Summary
Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evoluti
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Contributors; General Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Comparative Approaches to Hominid Socioecology; Part II Origins of the Archaeological Record; Part III The Sexual Division of Labour in Modern Human Foraging Societies; Part IV Cognition and Cultural Dynamics in Modern Human Societies; Index
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