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The Hadza: Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania (Origins of Human Behavior and Culture)

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In The Hadza, Frank Marlowe provides a quantitative ethnography of one of the last remaining societies of hunter-gatherers in the world. The Hadza, who inhabit an area of East Africa near the Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge, have long drawn the attention of anthropologists and archaeologists for maintaining a foraging lifestyle in a region that is key to understanding human origins. Marlowe ably applies his years of research with the Hadza to cover the traditional topics in ethnographyand#151;subsistence, material culture, religion, and social structure. But the bookand#8217;s unique contribution is to introduce readers to the more contemporary field of behavioral ecology, which attempts to understand human behavior from an evolutionary perspective. To that end, The Hadza also articulates the necessary background for readers whose exposure to human evolutionary theory is minimal.

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"A special and rare kind of ethnography, skillfully blending detailed description of behavior with thoughtful commentary on theoretical issues. Exceptionally important and enduring."and#151;Bruce Winterhalder, co-editor of Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior

About the Author

Frank Marlowe is Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520253414
Subtitle:
Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania
Author:
Marlowe, Frank W.
Author:
Marlowe, Frank
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Tanzania Social life and customs.
Subject:
Hatsa (African people) -
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Origins of Human Behavior and Culture
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20100323
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 b/w photographs, 35 line illustration
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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