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Marking the Land: Hunter-Gatherer Creation of Meaning in by William A Lovis,Robert Whallon

By William A Lovis,Robert Whallon

Marking the Land investigates how hunter-gatherers use actual panorama markers and environmental administration to impose which means at the areas they occupy. The land is stuffed with which means for hunter-gatherers. a lot of that which means is inherent in usual phenomena, yet a few of it comes from transformations to the panorama that hunter-gatherers themselves make. Such changes might be intentional or accidental, transitority or everlasting, they usually can hold a number of layers of which means, starting from functional indicators that offer suggestions and data via to much less direct symptoms of id or summary, hugely symbolic symptoms of sacred or ceremonial importance. This quantity investigates the stipulations which verify the funding of effort and time in actual panorama marking through hunter-gatherers, and the standards which verify the level to which those differences are symbolically charged. contemplating hunter-gatherer teams of various sociocultural complexity and scale, Marking the Land offers a scientific attention of this missed element of hunter-gatherer model and the various environments during which they live.

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