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The Walking Larder: Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

By: Juliet Clutton-Brock (Editor), PJ Ucko (Foreword By)


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #214627 | ISBN-13: 9781138815995
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About this book

Originally published in 1989.

The Walking Larder is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This text looks at human-animal interactions, especially some of the less well known aspects of the field. A number of studies in The Walking Larder document some of the vast changes humankind has wrought upon the natural environment through the movement of various species of animals around the world. These chapters provide contributions to the understanding of contemporary ecological problems, especially the deforestation taking place to provide grazing for live-stock. The 31 contributions offer a shop-window of approaches, primarily from a biological perspective.


Foreword P.J. Ucko

Part 1: Domestication Introduction J. Clutton-Brock
1. Pet-keeping and Animal Domestication: A Reappraisal James Serpell
2. Definitions of Animal Domestication Sandor Bokonyi
3. Defining Domestication: A Clarification Pierre Ducos
4. Some Observations on Modern Domestication Processes Sytze Bottema
5. Feral Mammals of the Mediterranean Islands: Documents of Early Domestication Colin P. Groves
6. Escaped Domestic Animals and the Introduction of Agriculture to Spain Iain Davidson
7. Evidences for the Impact of Traditional Spanish Animal Uses in Parts of the New World Elizabeth S. Wing
8. Osteological Evidence for the Process of Animal Domestication Richard H. Meadow
9. Animal Exploitation and the Phasing of the Transition from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic Hans-Peter Uerpmann
10. A Two-part, Two-stage Model of Domestication Frank Hole
11. The Domestic Horse of the Pre-Ch'in Period in China Chow Ben-Shun
12. Utilization of Domestic Animals in Pre- and Protohistoric India P.K. Thomas

Part 2: Pastoralism Introduction J. Clutton-Brock
13. The Origins of Migration and Animal Husbandry in the Steppes of Eastern Europe Valentin Pavlovich Shilov
14. Pastoralism in Southwest Asia: The Second Millennium BC Juris Zarins
15. Farming to Pastoralism: Effects of Climatic Change in the Deccan M.K. Dhavalikar
16. The Changing Role of Reindeer in the Life of the Sami Pekka Aikio
17. The Geographical Distribution and Function of Sheep Flock Leaders: A Cultural Aspect of the Man-domesticated Animal Relationship in Southwestern Eurasia Yutaka Tani
18. Cattle in Ancient North Africa Juliet Clutton-Brock
19. The Development of Pastoralism in East Africa Peter Robertshaw
20. Cattle and Cognition: Aspects of Maasai Practical Reasoning John G. Galaty
21. Prehispanic Pastoralism in Northern Peru Tom McGreevy
22. Andean Pastoralism and Inca Ideology Gordon Brotherston
23. Origins and Development of Andean Pastoralism: An Overview of the Last 6000 Years David L. Browman
24. Are Llama-herders in the South Central Andes True Pastoralists? Mario A. Rabey

Part 3: Predation Introduction J. Clutton-Brock
25. Did Large Predators Keep Humans Out of North America? Valerius Geist
26. Hunting in Pre-Columbian Panama: A Diachronic Perspective Richard G. Cooke and Anthony J. Ranere
27. Shells and Settlement: European Implications of Oyster Exploitation Derek Sloan
28. Effects of Human Predation and Changing Environment on Some Mollusc Species on Tongatapu, Tonga Dirk H.R. Spennemann
29. Rocky Cape Revisited: New Light on Prehistoric Tasmanian Fishing Sarah M. Colley and Rhys Jones
30. Mutualism Between Man and Honeyguide Alex Hooper
31. Cova Negra and Gorham's Cave: Evidence of the Place of Birds in Mousterian Communities Anne Eastham

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