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Bridging the Boreal Forest

Siberian Archaeology and the Emergence of Pottery among Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of Northern Eurasia

Kevin Gibbs and Peter Jordan

This article examines Siberia's increasingly important role in the study of the emergence of pottery across northern Eurasia. The world's earliest pottery comes from Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer sites in East Asia. This material is typically seen as disconnected from later pottery traditions in Europe, which are generally associated with sedentary farmers. However, new evidence suggests that Asian and European pottery traditions may be linked to a Hyperborean stream of hunter-gatherer pottery dispersals that spanned eastern and western Asia, and introduced pottery into the prehistoric societies of northern Europe. As a potential bridge between the eastern and western early pottery traditions, Siberia's prehistory is therefore set to play an increasingly central role in one of world archaeology's most important debates.

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Barnard, Alan. 2019. Bushmen: Kalahari hunter‐gatherers and their descendants. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 218 pp. Pb.: £22.99. ISBN: 9781108406871.

Urszula Markowska‐Manista

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

. Making Hunter-Gatherers Farmers: The Sedentarization of a Mobile People What happens when a social group whose systems of production and self-sustenance based on transhumance (constant mobility) is forced into a sedentary lifestyle and when its

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The Hard Way

Volatility and Stability in the Brisbane River Delta

Veronica Strang

land and waterscapes’ variations in water flows. Such flexibility is aided by respect for the river as a living partner in events, and a commitment to working with rather than against it. The opportunism that characterised hunter-gatherer lifeways

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Why Begin with Aristotle?

Durkheim on Solidarity and Social Morphology

Mike Hawkins

Durkheim never repudiated or even revised the theory formulated in the Division, which was in its third edition by the time of the publication of his last major work. He did, however, admit privately to Mauss to having 'many hesitations' about bringing out a second edition, although he gave no indication of the nature of these reservations (1998a:277, 283). Furthermore his anthropological knowledge became more extensive after the publication of the Division, which is rather short on properly ethnographic materials (Lukes 1975:159; Allen 1995:49). It is not surprising, therefore, that his ideas concerning the social organisation of hunter-gatherer societies were modified.

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Andrzej Rozwadowski, Brian Donahoe, Olga M. Cooke, Dmitri Funk, Iraida Nam, Christopher Hill, Tero Mustonen, Brad Paige, and David G. Anderson

Peter Jordan, Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia Andrzej Rozwadowski

Andrew Wiget and Olga Balalaeva, Khanty: People of the Taiga: Surviving the 20th Century Brian Donahoe

Andrew A. Gentes, trans., Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's “Sakhalin” Olga M. Cooke

Erich Kasten, Cultures and landscapes of the North-East Asia: 250 years of Russian-German research in ecology and culture of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka Dmitri Funk and Iraida Nam

Mertin I. Eren, Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: Human Response during the Younger Dryas Christopher Hill

Anna A. Sirina, Katanga Evenkis in the 20th Century and the Ordering of Their Life-World; Olga Ulturgasheva, Narrating the Future in Siberia: Childhood, Adolescence and Autobiography among the Eveny Tero Mustonen

Charles Hartley, G. Bike Yazicioglu, and Adam T. Smith, The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia: Regimes and Revolutions Brad Paige

Benedict J. Colombi and James F. Brooks, Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North Pacific David G. Anderson

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Andrzej Weber, M. Anne Katzenberg, and Olga I. Goriunova, eds., Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, A Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia: Osteological Materials Margaret Streeter

Georg Wilhelm Steller, Steller’s History of Kamchatka: Collected Information Concerning the History of Kamchatka, Its Peoples, Their Manners, Names, Lifestyle, and Various Customary Practices. Dean Littlefield, Steller’s Island: Adventures of a Pioneer Naturalist in Alaska Timothy Heleniak

Alexander B. Dolitsky, Staraia Rossiia v sovremennoi Amerike: Russkie staroobriadtsy na Aliaske David Scheffel

Sew’jan I. Weinshtein, Geheimnisvolles Tuwa: Expeditionen in das Herz Asiens Aline Ehrenfried

A.A. Khisamutdinov, Tri stoletiia izucheniia Dalnego Vostoka (materialy k biobibliografii issledovatelei), vypusk 1 (1639–1939) Patricia Polansky

Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, and Lydia T. Black, eds., Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 and 1804 Alexander Dolitsky

Ingeborg Hauenschild, Lexikon jakutischer Tierbezeichnungen Brigitte Pakendorf

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Aurélie Godet, Andre Thiemann, Fabiana Dimpflmeier, Anne-Erita Berta, Giuseppe Tateo, Alexandra Schwell, Greca N. Meloni, and Lieke Wijnia

Jean-François Bert and Elisabetta Basso (eds) (2015), Foucault à Münsterlingen. À l’origine de l’Histoire de la folie (Paris: Éditions de l’EHESS), 285 pp., €24, ISBN 9782713225086.

Čarna Brković (2017), Managing Ambiguity: How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Oxford: Berghahn), 208 pp., $120.00/£85.00, ISBN 9781785334146.

William A. Douglass (2015), Basque Explorers in the Pacific Ocean (Reno: University of Nevada Press), 230 pp., $24.95, ISBN 9781935709602.

Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak and Elgin K. Eckert (eds) (2017), Representing Italy through Food (London: Bloomsbury Academic), 269 pp., £85, ISBN 9781474280419.

Bruce O’Neill (2017), The Space of Boredom: Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order (Durham: Duke University Press), 280 pp., $25.95, ISBN 9780822363286.

Tomasz Rakowski (2016), Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessness: An Ethnography of the Degraded in Postsocialist Poland (Oxford: Berghahn), 332 pp., $130.00/£92.00, ISBN 9781785332401.

Antonio Sorge (2015), Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 232 pp., $24.61, ISBN 9781442627291.

Helena Wulff (ed.) (2016), The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford: Berghahn), 288 pp., $130.00/£92.00, ISBN 9781785330186.

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Book Reviewed in this article: Anderson, David G., and Eeva Berglund (eds). 2003. Ethnographies of conservation. Environmentalism and the distribution of privilege. Donovan, James M., and H. Edwin Anderson. 2003. Anthropology and law. Dyck, Noel, and Eduardo Archetti (eds.) 2003. Sport, dance and embodied identities. Gill, Tom. 2001. Men of uncertainty. The social organisation of day laborers in contemporary Japan. Gow, Peter. 2001. An Amazonian myth and its history. Herzfeld, Michael. 2004. The body impolitic. Artisans and artifice in the global hierarchy of value. Jolles, Carol Zane (with Elinor Mikaghaq Oozeva). 2002. Faith, food and family in a Yupik whaling community. Kent, Susan (ed.). 2002. Ethnicity, hunter‐gatherers and the ‘other’. Association or assimilation in Africa. Kertzer, David I., and Dominique Arel (eds.). 2002. Census and identity. The politics of race, ethnicity and language in national censuses. MacClancy, Jeremy. 2002. Exotic no more. Anthropology on the front lines. McCauley, Robert N., and Thomas Lawson (eds.). 2002. Bringing ritual to mind. Psychological foundations of cultural forms. Mendoza, Zoila S. 2000. Shaping society through dance. Mestizo ritual performance in the Peruvian Andes. Mykkänen, Juri. 2003. Inventing politics. A new political anthropology of the Hawaiian kingdom. Sciama, Lidia D. 2003. A Venetian island. Environment, history and change in Burano. Segalen, Martine (ed.). 2001. Ethnologie. Concepts et aires culturelles. Shehadeh, Lamia Rustum. 2003. The idea of women under fundamentalist Islam. Van den Boogaart, Ernst. 2003. Civil and corrupt Asia. Image and text in the Itinerario and Icones of Jan Huygen van Linschoten. Van der Veer, Peter. 2001. Imperial encounters. Religion and modernity in India and Britain. Washabaugh, William (ed.). 1998. The passion of music and dance. Body, gender and sexuality. Whitehead, Neil L. (ed.). 2003. Histories and historicities in Amazonia.

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Dis/working with Diagrams

How Genealogies and Maps Obscure Nanoscale Worlds (a Hunter-Gatherer Case)

Nurit Bird-David

categories (e.g., hunter-gatherers, Amazonian societies, indigenous peoples). Surveying such intimate communities is logistically challenging, in some cases politically charged, and often conceptually murky. However, their order of size is undeniably and