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Thoughtful Foragers
A Study of Prehistoric Decision Making

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Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521102889

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  • 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.

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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521102889
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction
    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?
    9. Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Steven J. Mithen

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