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Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives

edited by Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock
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Book
Published
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Language
English
ISBN
1405100907 (alk. paper), 1405100915 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Contents
  • Global deserts in perspective / Mike Smith, Peter Veth, Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis
  • Theoretical shifts in the anthropology of desert hunter-gatherers / Thomas Widlok
  • Pleistocene settlement of deserts from an Australian perspective / Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis
  • Arid paradises of dangerous landscapes : a review of explanations for paleolithic-assemblage change in arid Australia and Africa / Peter Hiscock and Sue O'Connor
  • Evolutionary and ecological understandings of the economics of desert societies : comparing the Great Basin USA and the Australian deserts / Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird
  • Cycles of aridity and human mobility : risk minimization amongst Late Pleistocene foragers of the Western Desert, Australia / Peter Veth
  • Archaic faces to head-dresses : the changing role of rock art across the arid zone / Jo McDonald
  • The archaeology of the Patagonia deserts : hunter-gatherers in a cold desert / Luis Alberto Borrero
  • Perspectives on later Stone Age hunter-gatherer archaeology in arid southern Africa / Anne Thackeray
  • Long term transitions in hunter-gatherers of coastal northwest Australia / Kathryn Przywolnik
  • Hunter-gatherers and herders of the Kalahari during the Late Holocene / Karim Sadr
  • Desert archaeology, linguistic stratigraphy, and the spread of the western desert language / Mike Smith
  • People of the coastal Atacama Desert : living between sand dunes and waves of the Pacific Ocean / Calogera M. Santoro, Bernardo T. Arriaza, Vivien G. Standen, and Pablo A. Marquet
  • Desert solitude : the evolution of ideologies amongst pastoralists and hunter-gatherers in arid North Africa / Andrew B. Smith
  • Hunter-gatherer interactions with sheep and cattle pastoralists from the Australian arid zone / Alistair Paterson
  • Conclusion : major themes and future research directions / Peter Veth.
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308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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