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Technology. Material culture, Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

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  • Foragers of the Terminal Pleistocene in North Americaby Renee B. Walker

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    These essays cast new light on Paleoindians, the first settlers of North America. Recent research strongly suggests that big-game hunting was but one of the subsistence strategies the first humans in the New World employed and that they also relied on foraging and fishing. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Body Adornmentby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 88.00

    People everywhere have attempted to change their bodies in an effort to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and/or social obligations. Often times, this modification or adornment of their bodies is part of the complex process of creating and re-creating personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been... more...

  • Total Tattoo Bookby Amy Krakow

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99

    The most comprehensive book yet on this unique art form. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or curiosity, the tatoo has left its mark on generations. From its beginnings as a pagan ornament to today's popular body art, this book takes an intriguing look at the world of tatoos. 150 photos. more...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 51.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 117.95

    In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space. The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world. Explores how writing... more...

  • Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societiesby Brian Adams; Brooke Blades

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.00

    Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies provides a detailed examination of the Paleolithic procurement and utilization of the most durable material in the worldwide archaeological record. The volume addresses sites ranging in age from some of the earliest hominin occupations in eastern and southern Africa to late Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene... more...

  • Electronic Technologies and Instructionby Frank A. Dubinskas; James H. McDonald

    Wiley 2009; US$ 33.95

    NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical... more...

  • In the Company of Carsby Dr Sarah Redshaw; Dr Lisa Dorn; Assoc Prof Ian Glendon; Professor Gerald Matthews

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on... more...

  • Food And Evolutionby Marvin Harris

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 44.95

    "Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader." --Journal of Applied NutritionThe old adage "you are what you... more...