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The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey explores the social and functional aspects of large-scale hunting adaptations in the archaeological record. Mass-kill hunting strategies are ubiquitous in human prehistory and exhibit culturally specific economic, social, environmental, and demographic markers. Here, seven case studies—primarily from the Americas and spanning from the Folsom period on the Great Plains to the ethnographic present in Australia—expand the understanding of large-scale hunting methods beyond the customary role of subsistence and survival to include the social and political realms within which large-scale hunting adaptations evolved.

Addressing a diverse assortment of archaeological issues relating to the archaeological signatures and interpretation of mass-kill sites, The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey reevaluates and rephrases the deep-time development of hunting and the themes of subsistence to provide a foundation for the future study of hunting adaptations around the globe. Authors illustrate various perspectives and avenues of investigation, making this an important contribution to the field of zooarchaeology and the study of hunter-gatherer societies throughout history. The book will appeal to archaeologists, ethnologists, and ecologists alike.

Contributors: Jane Balme, Jonathan Driver, Adam C. Graves, David Maxwell, Ulla Odgaard, John D. Speth, María Nieves Zedeño

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. 1. An Introduction to Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey: An Economic and Social Discussion
  2. Leland C. Bement
  3. pp. 3-15
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  1. 2. Territory Formation among Ancestral Blackfoot Bison Hunters of the Northwestern Plains
  2. María Nieves Zedeño
  3. pp. 16-41
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  1. 3. Communal Hunting by Aboriginal Australians: Archaeological and Ethnographic Evidence
  2. Jane Balme
  3. pp. 42-62
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  1. 4. Driving the Caribou: Greenlandic Hunting Drive Systems and Ethical Aspects
  2. Ulla Odgaard
  3. pp. 63-95
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  1. 5. Are Models of Ancient Bison Population Structure Valid?
  2. David Maxwell, Jonathan Driver
  3. pp. 96-120
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  1. 6. Microanalytical Evidence of Folsom-Aged Communal Hunting on the US Southern Great Plains
  2. Adam C. Graves
  3. pp. 121-134
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  1. 7. The Development of Paleoindian Large-Scale Bison Kills: An Isotopic Comparison
  2. Kristen Carlson, Leland C. Bement
  3. pp. 135-160
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  1. 8. A New Look at Old Assumptions: Paleoindian Communal Bison Hunting, Mobility, and Stone Tool Technology
  2. John D. Speth
  3. pp. 161-286
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 287-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-291
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607326823
Related ISBN
9781607326816
MARC Record
OCLC
1037272760
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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