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What is a hunter-gatherer settlement? An ethno-archaeological and interdisciplinary approach.

Gron, O; Kuznetsov, O; (2004) What is a hunter-gatherer settlement? An ethno-archaeological and interdisciplinary approach. In: (Proceedings) Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress, University of Liége, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. The Mesolithic. C7.1.. (pp. pp. 47-53). BAR International Series 1302.: Oxford.

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Abstract

The paper critizises on the basis of ethno-archaeological data from Evenki hunter-gatherers in Siberia the settlement concept as it is used in hunter/gatherer archaeology. It pleas for the development of a more realistic and operational approach to the phenomenon. It is suggested that the settlements should not be seen as small confined areas in the landscape but as a series of differently sized zones related to human habitation. Such a settlement concept would suit better an interdisciplinary approach than the traditional one. The archaeological problems related to re-use of locations for habitation - especially in forested environments with large amounts of firewood available - are discussed in relation to organisational aspects of Mesolithic settlements.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: What is a hunter-gatherer settlement? An ethno-archaeological and interdisciplinary approach.
Event: Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress, University of Liége, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001. The Mesolithic. C7.1.
Keywords: Mesolithic, ethnoarchaeology, settlement organisation, cultural landscape
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/182070
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