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Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology

By Lewis R. Binford

Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology
Paperback, 530 pages £37.00
Published: 2012
ISBN: 9780979773181
Format: 231mm x 185mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Eliot Werner Publications
Series: EWP Foundations of Archaeology


In Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology the late Lewis Binford documents the hunting and butchering strategies of modern Arctic big game hunters and the archaeological remains generated during the course of their yearly round of activities-producing a unique description of a complete annual cycle of subsistence activities, viewed simultaneously from both a behavioral and archaeological perspective. The volume is now regarded as a classic of archaeological theory building. As Nicole Waguespack writes in her new prologue, 'Binford documents Nunamiut hunting and butchering strategies and their impact on faunal assemblage variation. In classic Binfordian fashion, however, the book is also about much more and can serve as an essential sourcebook on both ethnoarchaeology and zooarchaeology.' Originally published by Academic Press in 1978.







Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition Nicole M. Waguespack

Introduction


Chapter 1. The Economic Anatomy of Sheep and Caribou

Chapter 2. Some General Considerations: Butchering, Kill Sites, and Recording Procedures

Chapter 3. Meat Storage

Chapter 4. Food Processing and Consumption

Chapter 5. Spring

Chapter 6. Summer

Chapter 7. Fall

Chapter 8. Winter

Chapter 9. Conclusions

References

Index



'Binford’s classic work is archaeology’s Moby Dick—raw in the ethnographic details of butchering nature for human purposes and rich in the knowledge so gained for the study of the human past. Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology put complexity back into hunting and archaeologists have been feasting off the fat ever since.' (Clive Gamble, University of Southampton)



'Decades after its initial publication, Nunamuit Ethnoarchaeology remains a defining moment in archaeological method and theory. Binford’s pioneering tour de force continues to inspire archaeologists and stands as a basic sourcebook for anyone interested in hunter-gatherer studies. This book is one of the reasons why I do what I do.' (Karen Lupo, Washington State University)



'Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology will always stand as one of the most important and innovative books in taphonomy, ethnoarchaeology, and hunter-gatherer ethnography. A brilliant treatise on hunter-gatherer foraging and a model for the rest of the field to follow on how to use the present to learn about the past.' (Curtis W. Marean, Arizona State University)



Nicole M. Waguespack, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 530 pages
ISBN:
 9780979773181
Format:
 231mm x 185mm

BIC Code:
 HDDA, JHMC
BISAC Code:
  SOC002010, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Eliot Werner Publications


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