Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives

Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives

Editor(s): Peter Veth, Mike Smith, Peter Hiscock

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405100908

Online ISBN: 9780470774632

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774632

About this Book

Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives provides an issues-oriented overview of hunter-gatherer societies in desert landscapes that combines archaeological and anthropological perspectives and includes a wide range of regional and thematic case studies.


  • 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

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Global Deserts in Perspective (pages 1–13)

      Mike Smith, Peter Veth, Peter Hiscock and Lynley A. Wallis

  1. Part I: Frameworks

  2. Part II: Dynamics

  3. Part III: Interactions

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