LAST HUNTERS FIRST FARMERS NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE PREHISTORIC TRANSITION TO AGRICULTURE SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH ADVANCED SEMINAR SERIES

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Last Hunters First Farmers

Author : Theron Douglas Price
ISBN : UCSC:32106016663111
Genre : History
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During virtually the entire four-million-year history of our habitation on this planet, humans have been hunters and gatherers, dependent for nourishment on the availability of wild plants and animals. Beginning about 10,000 years ago, however, the most remarkable phenomenon in the course of human prehistory was set in motion. At locations around the world, over a period of about 5000 years, hunters became farmers. The implications of this revolution in human activity and social organization reverberate down to the present day.In case studies ranging from the Far East to the American Southwest, the authors of Last Hunters-First Farmers provide a global perspective on contemporary research into the origins of agriculture. Downplaying more traditional explanations of the turn to agriculture, such as the influence of marginal environments and population pressures, the authors emphasize instead the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and, in some locales, the advent of economic intensification and competition.
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Global Health In Times Of Violence

Author : Barbara Rylko-Bauer
ISBN : 1934691143
Genre : Social Science
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What are the prospects for human health in a world threatened by disease and violence? In this volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery.
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Opening Archaeology

Author : Thomas W. Killion
ISBN : UOM:39015082715296
Genre : History
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In 1989-90, Congress enacted two laws, the National Museum of the American Indian Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, that required museums and other repositories of Native American human remains and cultural items to consult with, share information about, and return some items to federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian communities. What effects have these laws had on anthropological practice, theory, and education in the United States? In 2004-2005, the School for Advanced Research and the Society for Applied Anthropology gathered together a group of anthropological archaeologists to address this question. This volume presents their conclusions and urges a continuing and increasing cooperation between anthropologists and indigenous peoples.
Category: History

Confronting Cancer

Author : Juliet Marie McMullin
ISBN : 1934691097
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this book, anthropologists examine the lived experiences of individuals confronting cancer and reveal the social context in which prevention and treatment may succeed or fail.
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Figuring The Future

Author : Jennifer Cole
ISBN : UOM:39015082720171
Genre : Social Science
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Review: "To address how and why youth and children have come to seem so important to globalization, the contributors to this volume look at both the spatial relations of globalization and the temporal dimensions, examining the reality behind truisms such as "youth are the future" or "children are our hope for the future." Discourses of, and practices by, youth and children bring the new temporal conjunctions of globalization into relationship with people's negotiations of the life course. Reaching from the design of children's toys to youth political mobilization, such discourses and practices are critical sites through which people everywhere conceive of, produce, contest, and naturalize the new futures."--BOOK JACKET
Category: Social Science

The Archaeology Of Difference

Author : Douglas R. Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015064978318
Genre : Social Science
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What distinguishes an individual or a group in ancient society? How do issues of gender, ethnicity, social stratification and the view of the 'other' impact individuals, groups, and societal attitudes? Foucault in his classic work, The Archaeology of Knowledge, observes that layers of information embedded in language and society often elucidate the unspoken assumptions that individuals, groups or societies hold most dear. What is perceived to distinguish one group can carry such symbolic power that whole societies structure their laws, gender roles, ethnic identities, and views toward the other in the light of perceived differences. The ancient world was dominated by such differences. Clothing, hair, costume, housing, gender, religion, set apart one from the other. Ascertaining the rules governing difference in antiquity is challenging. Such rules were generally assumed, not clearly delineated. To determine the archaeology of difference the studies in this volume draw on textual and material culture. How does archaeological data illuminate gender or ethnicity or interactions and views of the other? role in society or Jewish perspectives on the Gentiles or attitudes toward the dead? What in texts illuminates the other especially as it relates to the writer's or narrator's perception?
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Embodied Rituals And Ritualized Bodies

Author : Liv Nilsson Stutz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113412915
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This is a Ph.D. dissertation. This thesis explores the ritual dimensions of the mortuary practices in the Late Mesolithic cemeteries at Skateholm in Southern Sweden and Vedbaeck-Bogebakken in Eastern Denmark. With a combination of methods and theories tha
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Anasazi Regional Organization And The Chaco System

Author : David Elmond Doyel
ISBN : 0912535075
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Chaco Canyon was a central place in the Ancient Southwest. Here, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, architects and masons constructed a dozen 'great houses' made of formal masonry construction with as many as 650 rooms massed up to five stories high. Research in recent years suggests that Chaco appears to have represented a form of regional organisation that existed across much of the Colorado Plateau between AD 900 and 1200. This collection provides detailed analysis of the nature of Anasazi social organisation. This updated version includes a chapter 'Chaco Update 2000' which addresses research on Chaco settlements since the original publication of this volume in 1992.
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The Earliest Prehistory Of Cyprus

Author : Stuart Swiny
ISBN : UOM:39015054414779
Genre : History
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A collection of papers focusing on the remarkable recent developments concerning the earliest prehistory of Cyprus. They are presented by scholars immediately involved in research of this period, who discuss the evidence and its interpretation. The subjects covered include the recent findings from the period of earliest colonization of the island and the formation of Neolithic sedentary communities. There is also a review of evidence from the Levant. This collection of papers is essential reading for prehistorians and archaeologists working in the region. Contents: The First Humans and Last Pygmy Hippopotami of Cyprus (Alan H. Simmons); Some Comments on the Akrotiri Aetokremnos Fauna (David S. Reese); Parekklisha Shillourokambos: An Early Neolithic Site in Cyprus (Jean-Denis Vigne); Large Mammals of Early Aceramic Neolithic Cyprus: Preliminary Results from Parekklisha Shillourokambos (Jean Guilaine and Francois Briois); Well-Established Colonists: Mylouthkia 1 and the Cypro-Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (Edgar Peltenburg, Paul Croft, Adam Jackson, Carole McCartney, and Mary Anne Murray); Kalavasos Tenta Revisited (Ian A. Todd); At the Other End of the Sequence: The Cypriot Aceramic Neolithic as Seen from Khirokitia (Alain Le Brun); Aceramic Neolithic Plant Remains in Cyprus: Clues to their Origins? (Julie Hansen); The World Around Cyprus: From Epi-Paleolithic Foragers to the Collapse of the PPNB Civilization (Ofer Bar-Yosef).
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