Beyond Foraging and Collecting: Evolutionary Change in Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Systems

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Ben Fitzhugh, Junko Habu
Springer Science & Business Media, 31 paź 2002 - 442
LEWIS R. BINFORD AND AMBER L. JOHNSON The organizers of this volume have brought together authors who have worked on local sequences, much as traditional archaeologists tended to do, however, with the modern goal of addressing evolutionary change in hunter-gatherer systems over long time spans. Given this ambitious goal they wisely chose to ask the authors to build their treatments around a focal question, the utility of the forager-eollector continuum (Binford 1980) for research on archaeological sequences. Needless to say, Binford was flat tered by their choice and understandably read the papers with a great deal of interest. When he was asked to write the foreword to this provoca tive book he expected to learn new things and in this he has not been disappointed. The common organizing questions addressed among the contributors to this volume are simply, how useful is the forager-eollector continuum for explanatory research on sequences, and what else might we need to know to explain evolutionary change in hunter-gatherer adaptations? Most sequences document systems change, in some sense. Though we don't necessarily know how much synchronous systemic variability there might have been relative to the documented sequence, most authors have tried to address the problem of within systems variability. In this sense, most are operating with sophistication not seen among traditional culture historians. The primary problem for archaeologists of the generation prior to Binford was how to date archaeological materials.
 

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Beyond Foraging
1
REGIONAL SCALE PROCESSES
15
Regional
53
Logistical Organization Social Complexity
73
A Complex Society of Foragers
91
Introduction to Part II
153
Longterm Land Tenure Systems
181
qCentral Place Foraging and Prehistoric
231
Residential and Logistical Strategies
257
BEYOND ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES
305
qSacred Power and Seasonal Settlement
311
qLongterm Change and Shortterm Shifting
339
Explaining Changes in Settlement
387
Beyond Foraging and Collecting
413
Index
427
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