Request pdf the lifeways of hunter gatherers the foraging spectrum in this book robert l kelly challenges the preconceptions that hunter gatherers were paleolithic relics living in a raw . The last few decades have witnessed a rapid rise in the use of foraging models derived from behavioral ecology to explain and predict temporal and spatial differences in faunal assemblages. This textbook starts with an introduction reviewing the history of hunter gatherer studies which have always been motivated by trying to generalize about the hunter gatherer way of life and argues that actually hunter gatherers dont have much in common with each other the rest of the book is data heavy and divided up into chapters on topics like land tenure food sharing or division of labor. This impressive work lays bare the complexities of studying hunter gatherers both past and present and works academic wonders on multiple levels kellys thoughtful prose expands on the authors previous approaches in the foraging spectrum 1995 by. Get this from a library the lifeways of hunter gatherers the foraging spectrum robert l kelly challenges the preconceptions that hunter gatherers were paleolithic relics living in a raw state of nature instead crafting a position that emphasizes their diversity
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