Hunters of the Recent Past

Edited by Leslie B. Davis, Brian O.K. Reeves

© 1990 – Routledge

430 pages

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Hardback: 9781138816008
pub: 2014-10-23
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About the Book

One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This book considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations of human hunting behaviour, with a general emphasis on communal hunting. It demonstrates that the combination of archaeological, ethnographic and ethnohistorical approaches provides a researched basis for consideration of the topic on worldwide, regional, and local scales. It includes theoretical and methodological issues, within a context of enquiry, original data presentation, and discussion. It is of interest to archaeologists, anthropologists and ethnohistorians.

Table of Contents

Foreword P.J. Ucko Preface. Introduction 1. Meat in Due Season: The Timing of Communal Hunts Jonathan C. Driver 2. Corraling: Evidence from Upper Paleolithic Cave Art Thomas Kehoe 3. Mammoth Hunting in the New World L. Adrien Hannus 4. Paleoindians and Proboscidenas: Ecological Determinants of Selectivity in the Southwestern United States Bruce A. Jones 5. Taphonomic Provenience and Mammoth Bone Modification D. Gentry Steele 6. Was Early Man in North America a Big Game Hunter? Stanley J. Olsen 7. Alternative Hunting Strategies in Plains Paleoindian Adaptations Peter H. McCartney 8. The Maple Leaf Site: Implications of the Analysis of Small-scale Bison Kills Alison Landals 9. Thoughts on the Structure and Function of Drive Lane Systems at Communal Buffalo Jumps John W. Brink and Maureen Rollans 10. Communal Bison Hunters of the Northern Plains Brian O.K. Reeves 11. Prehistoric Game Drive Systems in the Rocky Mountains and High Plains Areas of Colorado Elizabeth A. Morris 12. Prehistoric Mountain Sheep Hunting in the Central Rocky Mountains of North America George C. Frison et al 13. A Late Prehistoric Model for Communal Utilization of Pronghorn Antelope in the Northwestern Plains Region, North America Leslie B. Davis and John W. Fisher, Jr 14. World "Rangifer" Communal Hunting Bryan C. Gordon 15. Communal Hunting as a Prerequisite for Caribou (Wild Reindeer) as a Human Resource Otto Blehr 16. Moa Procurement: Communal or Individual Hunting? Brian Kooyman 17. Pre-Hispanic Mammal Exploitation and Hunting Strategies in the Eastern Pampa Subregion of Argentina Gustavo G. Politis and Monica C. Salemme 18. Fuego-Patagonian Bone Assemblages and the Problem of Communal Guanaco Hunting Luis Alberto Borrero 19. Humans and Terrestrial and Sea mammals at Peninsula Mitre, Tierra del Fuego Jose Luis Lanata

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Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology