Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary Theory by Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham

By Robert L. Bettinger, Raven Garvey, Shannon Tushingham

Hunter-gatherer examine has performed a traditionally principal function within the improvement of anthropological and evolutionary concept. this present day, examine during this conventional and enduringly important box blurs traces of contrast among archaeology and ethnology, and seeks as an alternative to enhance views and theories generally acceptable to anthropology and its many sub disciplines.

In the groundbreaking first version of Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary conception (1991), Robert Bettinger awarded an integrative point of view on hunter-gatherer study and complex a theoretical strategy suitable with either conventional anthropological and modern evolutionary theories.

Hunter-Gatherers is still a well-respected and much-cited textual content, now over two decades due to the fact that preliminary booklet. but, as in different bright fields of analysis, the final 20 years have noticeable vital empirical and theoretical advances. during this moment variation of Hunter-Gatherers, co-authors Robert Bettinger, Raven Garvey, and Shannon Tushingham provide a revised and elevated model of the vintage textual content, which incorporates a succinct and provocative serious synthesis of hunter-gatherer and evolutionary idea, from the Enlightenment to the current. New and increased sections relate and react to contemporary developments—some of them the authors’ own—particularly within the nation-states of optimum foraging and cultural transmission theories.

An tremendously informative and bold quantity on cultural evolutionary conception, Hunter-Gatherers, moment version, is a necessary addition to the libraries of anthropologists, archaeologists, and human ecologists alike.

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