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Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology as Historical Process (Amerind Studies in Archaeology) Hardcover – March 8, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: Amerind Studies in Archaeology
  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816529256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816529254
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Sassaman and Holly have effectively woven the central theme of historical process throughout. Despite addressing different sites, regions, methods, and questions, the chapter authors offer a clear and articulate discussion of the hunter-gatherer past and provide thought-provoking new directions for future studies.” – Carolyn Dillian, Southeastern Archaeology


“The line of investigations and theoretical approaches employed in this volume is the wave of the future and should serve as a model for the next decade of hunter-gatherer research.”—Thomas Emerson, co-editor of Archaic Societies: Diversity and Complexity across the Midcontinent

"A prime example of what an edited volume should be."—North Atlantic Archaeology
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology as Historical Process seeks to show how hunter-gatherer societies were more complex than simple remnants of a prehistoric past. Combining the latest empirical studies of archaeological practice with the latest conceptual tools of anthropological and historical theory, this volume will be of great interest to anyone involved with the study of foraging peoples.

More About the Author

Donald H. Holly Jr. is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of History in the Making: The Archaeology of the Eastern Subarctic and co-editor (with Ken Sassaman) of Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology as Historical Process. His research focuses on hunters and gatherers, the native history and archaeology of the Eastern Subarctic, and the Beothuk Amerindians of the island of Newfoundland.

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