A Study of Prehistoric Decision Making
$41.00 ( ) USD
Part of New Studies in Archaeology
- Author: Steven J. Mithen
Adobe eBook Reader
Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
Thoughtful Foragers is about hunter-gatherer decision making. The author explores the implications of the human mind as a product of biological evolution for the way in which humans solve foraging problems. He draws on studies form ethology, psychology and ethnography prior to turning his attention to prehistoric hunter-gatherers. He attempts to construct explanations for patterns in the archaeological record by an explicit focus on decision making by individuals. Thoughtful Foragers will appeal to specialists in European prehistory as well as to those interested in archaeological theory and method. It makes some very significant advances, which will be of real importance for the field of evolutionary theory in relation to human evolution and the evaluation of human social systems.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: May 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139245470
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Part I. Learning from the present:
2. The eco-psychology of decision making
3. The ethnography of hunter-gatherer decision making
Part II. Mesolithic foraging and society:
4. Broken bones and buried bodies: patterns in the archaeological record
5. Gearing up with methodological tools: building a simulation model
6. Decision making in the Mesolithic: multiple action replays
Part III. Upper Palaeolithic Art and Economy
7. Seeking the decision maker: faunal assemblages and hunting behaviour
8. Through a hunter's eyes … and into his mind?
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×