The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers

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Hunting and gathering peoples, including Kalahari Bushmen, Australian aborigines, Eskimos, and Pygmies, are the subject of endless appeal. This illustrated reference volume is the first devoted exclusively to hunting and gathering peoples that is both accessible to the nonspecialist and written by leading scholars. It is a state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the subje...more
Paperback, 534 pages
Published November 29th 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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Roslyn Ross
EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT HUNTERS AND GATHERERS IS WRONG! This book is fascinating. So much more interesting than I thought it would be. I had no idea there were so many hunter gathers left in the world, or how differently they think about the world or how differently they behave or how hard it has been to force them to settle down. I had no idea that their groups were not tightly bound but rather loose, that they (for the most part) had no chiefs or authority figures until we came in...more
Lee Broderick
This is a superb collection of papers; the book deserves to be on the shelf of any researcher interested in the area of study. Despite what the "encyclopedia" label may imply though, it's probably of less use to the interested layman: not really providing a general overview or introduction to the subject.

It does, however, have some fantastic photographs spread throughout the volume, congruent with it's coffee-table size. As such, it's similar in conception to the much earlier Cambridge Encyclope...more
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