The Hadza: Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania (Origins of Human Behavior and Culture #3) (Paperback)

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In The Hadza, Frank Marlowe provides a quantitative ethnography of one of the last remaining societies of hunter-gatherers in the world. The Hadza, who inhabit an area of East Africa near the Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge, have long drawn the attention of anthropologists and archaeologists for maintaining a foraging lifestyle in a region that is key to understanding human origins. Marlowe ably applies his years of research with the Hadza to cover the traditional topics in ethnography—subsistence, material culture, religion, and social structure. But the book’s unique contribution is to introduce readers to the more contemporary field of behavioral ecology, which attempts to understand human behavior from an evolutionary perspective. To that end, The Hadza also articulates the necessary background for readers whose exposure to human evolutionary theory is minimal.

About the Author

Frank Marlowe is Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University.

Praise For…

“This quantitative ethnography . . . introduces readers to the contemporary field of understanding human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective.”
— Times Higher Ed Supp (Thes)

“Riveting. . . . It is the most important single source of information about the Hadza, and it is superb, combining many of the virtues of classical ethnography with rigorous quantitative description and experimental hypothesis testing. ”
— Melvin Konner

— Choice
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520253421
ISBN-10: 0520253426
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2010
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Origins of Human Behavior and Culture