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Farmers as Hunters: The Implications of Sedentism

Edited By: S Kent

140 pages, 31 figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #178215 | ISBN-13: 9780521101981
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Hardback | Aug 1989 | #11399 | ISBN: 0521362172
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An essentially ethnographic analysis of the role of hunters across a wide-range of small-scale farming societies from the American southwest and Amazonia to Africa, New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Paperback re-issue, originally published in 1989.


1. Cross-cultural perceptions of farmers as hunters and the value of meat Susan Kent; 2. Hunting and male domination in Cashinahua society Kenneth M. Kensinger; 3. Stalking the wild pig: hunting and horticulture in Papua New Guinea Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel; 4. Farming and foraging: a necessary complementarity in Amazonian? Leslie E. Sponsel; 5. Patterns of foraging and gardening in a semi-sedentary Amazonian community William T. Vickers; 6. Hutning, farming and sedentism in a rain forest foraging society P. Bion Griffin; 7. Horticulture and large-mammal hunting: the role of resource depletion and the constraints of time and labour John D. Speth and Susan L. Scott; 8. Sedentism and prehistoric animal procurement among desert horticulturalists of the North American southwest Christine R. Szuter and Frank E. Bayham; 9. The myth of ecological determinism - anticipated mobility and site spatial organisation Susan Kent and Helga Vierich; 10. New directions for old studies Susan Kent; References; Index.

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