Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology
edited by Alan Barnard
Hunters and gatherers have always been important in social and cultural anthropology and in archaeology. Many of the great figures in these disciplines, such as A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, Julian Steward and Grahame Clark, and even founders of the social sciences more broadly, like Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim, developed their ideas through the examination of hunters and gatherers.
Images of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle as humankind’s natural existence, as the earliest stage of social evolution, or as the antithesis of modernity, have had a profound impact (for better or worse) on the development of countless theoretical ideas on society and culture.
This book is the first to examine in depth the idea of the ‘hunter-gatherer’ through history.
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