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 that means at the areas they occupy. The land is filled with that means for hunter-gatherers. a lot of that that means is inherent in common phenomena, yet a few of it comes from differences to the panorama that hunter-gatherers themselves make. Such adjustments can be intentional or accidental, transitority or everlasting, they usually can hold a number of layers of which means, starting from sensible symptoms that offer assistance and knowledge via to much less direct symptoms of id or summary, hugely symbolic indicators of sacred or ceremonial value. This quantity investigates the stipulations which ascertain the funding of effort and time in actual panorama marking through hunter-gatherers, and the standards which ensure the level to which those variations are symbolically charged. contemplating hunter-gatherer teams of various sociocultural complexity and scale, Marking the Land presents a scientific attention of this ignored element of hunter-gatherer edition and the various environments during which they live.

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