Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND.
Why 'Kinship'? New Questions on an Old Topic (Wendy James).
A Brief Overview of Human Evolution (John A. J. Gowlett and Robin Dunbar).
PART I Where and When: The Archaeological Evidence for Early Social Life in Africa.
1 Kinship and Material Culture: Archaeological Implications of the Human Global Diaspora (Clive Gamble).
2 Deep Roots of Kin: Developing the Evolutionary Perspective from Prehistory (John A. J. Gowlett).
PART II Women, Children, Men – and the Puzzles of Comparative Social Structure.
3 Early Human Kinship Was Matrilineal (Chris Knight).
4 Alternating Birth Classes: A Note from Eastern Africa (Wendy James).
5 Tetradic Theory and the Origin of Human Kinship Systems (Nicholas J. Allen).
6 What Can Ethnography Tell Us about Human Social Evolution? (Robert Layton).
PART III Other Primates and the Biological Approach.
7 Kinship in Biological Perspective (Robin Dunbar).
8 The Importance of Kinship in Monkey Society (Amanda H. Korstjens).
9 Meaning and Relevance of Kinship in Great Apes (Julia Lehmann).
10 Grandmothering and Female Coalitions: A Basis for Matrilineal Priority? (Kit Opie and Camilla Power).
PART IV Reconstructions: Evidence from Cultural Practice and Language.
11 A Phylogenetic Approach to the History of Cultural Practices (Laura Fortunato).
12 Reconstructing Ancient Kinship in Africa (Christopher Ehret).
13 The Co-evolution of Language and Kinship (Alan Barnard).
Reaching across the Gaps (Hilary Callan).
Appendices to Chapter 12.