Man the Hunter is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on research done among the hunting and gathering peoples of the world. Ethnographic studies increasingly contribute substantial amounts of new data on hunter-gatherers and are rapidly changing our concept of Man the Hunter. Social anthropologists generally have been reappraising the basic concepts of descent, fi liation, residence, and group structure. This book presents new data on hunters and clarifi es a series of conceptual issues among social anthropologists as a necessary background to broader discussions with archaeologists, biologists, and students of human evolution.

part I|20 pages


chapter 1|10 pages

Problems in the Study of Hunters and Gatherers

ByRichard B. Lee, Irven Devore

chapter 2|8 pages

The Current Status of the World’s Hunting and Gathering Peoples

ByGeorge Peter Murdogk

part II|76 pages

Ecology and Economics

chapter 5|7 pages

An Introduction to Hadza Ecology

ByJames Woodburn

chapter 6|13 pages

Coping with Abundance: Subsistence on the Northwest Coast

ByWayne Suttles

chapter 8|5 pages

The Netsilik Eskimos: Adaptive Processes

ByAsen Balikci

chapter 9|14 pages

Discussions, Part II

part III|66 pages

Social and Territorial Organization

chapter 10|4 pages

Ownership and Use of Land among the Australian Aborigines

ByL. R. Hiatt

chapter 11|8 pages

Stability and Flexibility in Hadza Residential Groupings

ByJames Woodburn

chapter 12|7 pages

The Diversity of Eskimo Societies

ByDavid Damas

chapter 13|8 pages

The Nature of Dogrib Socioterritorial Groups

ByJune Helm

chapter 14|6 pages

The Birhor of India and Some Comments on Band Organization

ByB. J. Williams

chapter 15|6 pages

The Importance of Flux in Two Hunting Societies

ByColin M. Turnbull

chapter 16|8 pages

Southeastern Australia: Level of Social Organization

ByArnold R. Pilling

chapter 17|18 pages

Discussions, Part III

part IV|56 pages

Marriage and Models in Australia

chapter 18|11 pages

Gidjingali Marriage Arrangements

ByL. R. Hiatt

chapter 19|9 pages

“Marriage Classes” and Demography in Central Australia

ByM. J. Meggitt

chapter 21|9 pages

Australian Marriage, Land-Owning Groups, and Initiations

ByFrederick G. G. Rose

chapter 22|10 pages

Discussions, Part IV

part V|32 pages

Demography and Population Ecology

chapter 23|8 pages

Epidemiological Factors: Health and Disease in Hunter-Gatherers

ByFrederick L. Dunn

chapter 25|10 pages

Discussions, Part V

part VI|40 pages

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers

chapter 26|9 pages

Traces of Pleistocene Hunters: An East African Example

ByGlynn L. Isaac

chapter 27|6 pages

A Theoretical Framework for Interpreting Archeological Materials

ByL. G. Freeman JR.

chapter 29|2 pages

Ethnographic Data and Understanding the Pleistocene

BySally R. Binford

chapter 31|10 pages

Discussions, Part VI

part VII|56 pages

Hunting and Human Evolution

chapter 32|11 pages

The Evolution of Hunting

BySherwood L. Washburn, G. S. Lancaster

chapter 33|17 pages

Hunting : An Integrating Biobehavior System and Its Evolutionary Importance

ByWilliam S. Laughlin

chapter 34|14 pages

Causal Factors and Processes in the Evolution of Pre-farming Societies

ByJulian H. Steward

chapter 35|12 pages

Discussions, Part VII

part VIII|2 pages

The Concept of Primitiveness

chapter 36|4 pages

The Concept of Primitiveness

ByClaude Lévi-Strauss