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Hunters of the Recent Past

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

By: Leslie B Davis(Editor), Brian OK Reeves(Editor), PJ Ucko(Foreword By)


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #214626 | ISBN-13: 9781138816008
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Originally published in 1990.

One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Hunters of the Recent Past considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations of human hunting behaviour, with a general emphasis on communal hunting. It demonstrates that the combination of archaeological, ethnographic and ethnohistorical approaches provides a researched basis for consideration of the topic on worldwide, regional, and local scales. It includes theoretical and methodological issues, within a context of enquiry, original data presentation, and discussion. It is of interest to archaeologists, anthropologists and ethnohistorians.


Foreword P.J. Ucko

1. Meat in Due Season: The Timing of Communal Hunts Jonathan C. Driver
2. Corraling: Evidence from Upper Paleolithic Cave Art Thomas Kehoe
3. Mammoth Hunting in the New World L. Adrien Hannus
4. Paleoindians and Proboscidenas: Ecological Determinants of Selectivity in the Southwestern United States Bruce A. Jones
5. Taphonomic Provenience and Mammoth Bone Modification D. Gentry Steele
6. Was Early Man in North America a Big Game Hunter? Stanley J. Olsen
7. Alternative Hunting Strategies in Plains Paleoindian Adaptations Peter H. McCartney
8. The Maple Leaf Site: Implications of the Analysis of Small-scale Bison Kills Alison Landals
9. Thoughts on the Structure and Function of Drive Lane Systems at Communal Buffalo Jumps John W. Brink and Maureen Rollans
10. Communal Bison Hunters of the Northern Plains Brian O.K. Reeves
11. Prehistoric Game Drive Systems in the Rocky Mountains and High Plains Areas of Colorado Elizabeth A. Morris
12. Prehistoric Mountain Sheep Hunting in the Central Rocky Mountains of North America George C. Frison et al
13. A Late Prehistoric Model for Communal Utilization of Pronghorn Antelope in the Northwestern Plains Region, North America Leslie B. Davis and John W. Fisher, Jr
14. World "Rangifer" Communal Hunting Bryan C. Gordon
15. Communal Hunting as a Prerequisite for Caribou (Wild Reindeer) as a Human Resource Otto Blehr
16. Moa Procurement: Communal or Individual Hunting? Brian Kooyman
17. Pre-Hispanic Mammal Exploitation and Hunting Strategies in the Eastern Pampa Subregion of Argentina Gustavo G. Politis and Monica C. Salemme
18. Fuego-Patagonian Bone Assemblages and the Problem of Communal Guanaco Hunting Luis Alberto Borrero
19. Humans and Terrestrial and Sea mammals at Peninsula Mitre, Tierra del Fuego Jose Luis Lanata

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