Franklin

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

Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (428 p.)
Series:
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) (Series)
Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)
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Subjects:
Paleolithic period.
Prehistoric peoples.
Primates.
Human behavior.
Cognition and culture.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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
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
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Shennan, Stephen.
Steele, James, 1960-
ISBN:
1-134-81449-6
1-280-16848-X
9786610168484
0-203-97413-1
OCLC:
475959958
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203974131 doi