Notes on Contributors.
1. Global Deserts in Perspective: Mike Smith, Peter Veth, Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis (National Museum of Australia; Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; The Australian National University; The Australian National University).
Part I: Frameworks:.
2. Theoretical Shifts in the Anthropology of Desert Hunter-Gatherers: Thomas Widlok (University of Heidelberg).
3. Pleistocene Settlement of Deserts from an Australian Perspective: Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis (both at The Australian National University).
4. Arid Paradises of Dangerous Landscapes: A Review of Explanations for Paleolithic Assemblage Change in Arid Australia and Africa: Peter Hiscock and Sue O’Connor (both at The Australian National University).
Part II: Dynamics:.
5. Evolutionary and Ecological Understandings of the Economics of Desert Societies: Comparing the Great Basin USA and the Australian Deserts: Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird (both at University of Maine).
6. Cycles of Aridity and Human Mobility: Risk Minimization amongst Late Pleistocene Foragers of the Western Desert, Australia: Peter Veth (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies).
7. Archaic Faces to Head-Dresses: The Changing Role of Rock Art across the Arid Zone: Jo McDonald (Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd).
8. The Archaeology of the Patagonia Deserts: Hunter-Gatherers in a Cold Desert: Luis Alberto Borrero (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Part III: Interactions:.
9. Perspectives on Later Stone Age Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Arid Southern Africa: Anne I. Thackeray (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).
10. Long Term Transitions in Hunter-Gatherers of Coastal Northwest Australia: Kathryn Przywolnik (Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW), Sydney, Australia).
11. Hunter-Gatherers and Herders of the Kalahari during the Late Holocene: Karim Sadr (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa).
12. Desert Archaeology, Linguistic Stratigraphy, and the Spread of the Western Desert Language: Mike Smith (National Museum of Australia).
13. People of the Coastal Atacama Desert: Living between Sand Dunes and Waves of the Pacific Ocean: Calogera M. Santoro, Bernardo T. Arriaza, Vivien G. Standen, and Pablo A. Marquet (Universidad de Tarapacá Arica, Chile; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Universidad de Tarapacá Arica, Chile; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago).
14. Desert Solitude: The Evolution of Ideologies amongst Pastoralists and Hunter-Gatherers in Arid North Africa: Andrew B. Smith (University of Capetown, Rondebosch, South Africa).
15. Hunter-Gatherer Interactions with Sheep and Cattle Pastoralists from the Australian Arid Zone: Alistair Paterson (University of Western Australia).
16. Conclusion: Major Themes and Future Research Directions: Peter Veth (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies).
Index of Archaelogical Features and Subjects