By Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock
Barren region Peoples: Archaeological views offers an summary of hunter-gatherers in barren region landscapes. Written via a world roster of specialists, this quantity examines the most important suggestions important to realizing human variation to marginal environments and the behavioral and trust structures that underpin those thoughts. wasteland Peoples brings jointly experiences from deserts as diversified because the sand dunes of Australia, the USA nice Basin, the coastal and excessive altitude deserts of South the US, and the middle deserts of Africa. eventually, barren region Peoples’ comparative technique profiles present understandings and debates approximately cultural and ecological procedures affecting hunter-gatherer societies in deserts.
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1991: The Martu Aboriginies: Living the Dream of Australia’s Desert. Forth Worth, TX: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Triesch, C. 2001: ‘‘Warum sollten sie . . ’’ Die Frage nach der Verbreitung des Bodenbaus und die pra¨koloniale Nutzung von Nahrungsressourcen in Australien und Neuguinea. Herbholzheim: Centaurus. ___________________________________________________________________________________ 32 _______________________________________________________________________________ T he A n t h r op o l o g y o f D e s e r t H u n te r -G a t h e r e r s Widlok, T.
Ethnicity, Hunter-Gatherers, and the ‘‘Other’’: Association and Assimilation in Africa, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 248–75. Marshall, J. 1993: Filming and learning. In J. ), The Cinema of John Marshall, Amsterdam: Harwood, 1–133. ___________________________________________________________________________________ 31 _______________________________________________________________________________ T ho mas W i d l ok Marshall, J. and Ritchie, C. : Changes in a Bushman Society, 1958–1981.
Aboriginal maps with interlocking routes have – under legislative pressure and with the assistance of anthropologists – been changed into maps with ideally nonoverlapping boundaries (Sutton 1995: 36). However, this reflexivity about dominant images and practices of mobility and the hunter-gatherer response needs to be complemented with new research that ‘‘inflects’’ some of the parameters that have been identified. Among these is the fact that many hunter-gatherers exhibit particular skills of spatial orientation (see Widlok 1997).
Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives by Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock