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dc.contributor.editorShennan, Stephen
dc.contributor.editorSteele, James
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.date.submitted2019-11-21 16:01:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T09:43:53Z
dc.identifier1006019
dc.identifierOCN: 1135846444
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24112
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39039
dc.description.abstractHuman social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evolution of group size; group composition and the emotional structure of social bonds; sexual dimorphism and the sexual division of labour; and the origins of human cultural traditions. The Archaeology of Human Ancestry is an essential introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduates and researchers in archaeology and biological anthropology. It will also be used by workers in psychology, sociology and feminist studies as a resource for understanding human social origins.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.otherhomo
dc.subject.othererectus
dc.subject.otherhominid
dc.subject.otherevolution
dc.subject.otherarchaeological
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dc.subject.otherearly
dc.subject.otherreproductive
dc.subject.othersuccess
dc.subject.othermodern
dc.titleThe Archaeology of Human Ancestry
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203974131
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9780415118620;9780415642941;9781134814497;9781134814480;9781134814442


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