Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Provides a comparative overview of cultural and ecological processes affecting hunter-gatherer societies in deserts
- Brings together, for the first time, studies from deserts as diverse as the sand dunes of Australia, the U.S. Great Basin, the coastal and high altitude deserts of South America, and the core deserts of Africa
- Examines the key concepts vital to understanding human adaptation to marginal landscapes and the behavioral and belief systems that underpin them
- Explores the relationship among desert hunter-gatherers, herders, and pastoralists