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Desert peoples : archaeological perspectives / edited by Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock
Bib ID 3118761
Format BookBook
Description Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005 
x, 308 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 1405100907
1405100915
Summary

Annotation pending.

Full contents
  • Global deserts in perspective / Mike Smith, Peter Veth, Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis
  • Theoretical shifts in the anthropology of desert hunter-gatherers / Thomas Widlok
  • Pleistocene settlement of deserts from an Australian perspective / Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis
  • Arid paradises of dangerous landscapes : a review of explanations for paleolithic-assemblage change in arid Australia and Africa / Peter Hiscock and Sue O'Connor
  • Evolutionary and ecological understandings of the economics of desert societies : comparing the Great Basin USA and the Australian deserts / Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird
  • Cycles of aridity and human mobility : risk minimization amongst Late Pleistocene foragers of the Western Desert, Australia / Peter Veth
  • Archaic faces to head-dresses : the changing role of rock art across the arid zone / Jo McDonald
  • The archaeology of the Patagonia deserts : hunter-gatherers in a cold desert / Luis Alberto Borrero
  • Perspectives on later Stone Age hunter-gatherer archaeology in arid southern Africa / Anne Thackeray
  • Long term transitions in hunter-gatherers of coastal northwest Australia / Kathryn Przywolnik
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Desert people.  |  Archaeology.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Art - Art motifs - Human figure.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography - Aboriginal settlement of Australia.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language classification.  |  Archaeology.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Cape Range (WA West Pilbara SF49-12, SF50-09)
Other authors/contributors Veth, Peter Marius  |  Smith, M. A  |  Hiscock, Peter, 1957-

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