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Information and its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands

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Information and its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands

Edited by Robert Whallon, William A. Lovis, and Robert K. HitchcockInformation and its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands


ISBN: 978-1-931745-63-5 (cloth), 978-1-931745-64-2 (paper)

Publication Date: February 2011

Series: Ideas, Debates, and Perspectives 5

Price: US $40 cloth, $25 paper

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Information and its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands explores the question of how information, broadly conceived, is acquired, stored, circulated, and utilized in small-scale hunter-gatherer societies, or bands. Given the nature of this question, the volume brings together a group of scholars from multiple disciplines, including archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, and evolutionary ecology. Each of these specialties deals with the question of information in different ways and with different sets of data given different primacy. The fundamental goal of the volume is to bridge disciplines and subdisciplines, open discussion, and see if some common ground-either theoretical perspectives, general principles, or methodologies-can be developed upon which to build future research on the role of information in hunter-gatherer bands.

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