THE PASSING OF CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS AT AGE 100 ON OCTOBER 30, 2009, bookends but hardly finishes what can only be called one of anthropology’s richest and most complex intellectual biographies and legacies (continued).
Hunting Weapons of Neanderthals and Early Modern Humans in South Africa: Similarities and Differences
KEY WORDS: Early modern humans, Hunting, Middle Stone Age, Neanderthals, South Africa, Western Europe
The Impact of the 8,200 Cal Climatic Event on Human Mobility Strategies During the Iberian Late Mesolithic
Javier Fernández López de Pablo
Michael A. Jochim
KEY WORDS: Climate change, Holocene, Late Mesolithic, Mobility, Radiocarbon dating, Settlement, Spain
Risk Management Among Native American Horticulturalists of the Southeastern United States (1715–1825)
H. Thomas Foster II
KEY WORDS: Archaeology, Horticulture, Muscogee Creek, Optimal foraging theory, Risk management, Southeastern United States
In this paper I review risk management and horticultural production among the Muscogee Creek of southeastern North America (1715–1825) in an attempt to understand decisions about land use. The z-score model and the marginal value theorem are developed, incorporating the effects of population growth among consumers and confounding variables that result from long-term resource consumption. The study calculated the annual productivity of horticultural fields of the Muscogee town of Cussetuh between 1715 and 1825 and found that the native people were not maximizing long-term average maize yield. The Cussetuh ceased using their horticultural fields sooner than a marginal value model would predict, which is consistent with the z-score model of a risk-sensitive consumer. I discuss implications of the finding that the Southeastern Native Americans were risk sensitive.
The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Mapuche Shaman Remembering, Disremembering, and the Willful Transformation of Memory
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
KEY WORDS: Biography, Chile, Historical consciousness, Historicity, Mapuche, Shamanism, Social memory, Time
Shanshan Du: Doing Business in Rural China: Liangshan’s New Economic Entrepreneurs, by Thomas Heberer
Sara L. Friedman: Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China, by Susan Greenhalgh
Helen Siu: Uneasy Reunions: Immigration, Citizenship, and Family Life in Post-1997 Hong Kong, by Nicole Dejong Newendorp
Mark Whitaker: Crucible of Conflict: Tamil and Muslim Society on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, by Dennis B. McGilvray
David F. Lancy: The Circulation of Children: Kinship, Adoption, and Morality in Andean Peru, by Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
Benjamin Campbell: The Everyday Life of Young Children: Culture, Class and Childrearing in Diverse Cultures, by Jonathan Tudge
Peter S. Cahn: The Sun God and the Savior: The Christianization of the Nahua and Totonac in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, by Guy Stresser-Péan
Roberto J. González: A Zapotec Natural History: Trees, Herbs, and Flowers, Birds, Beasts, and Bugs in the Life of San Juan Gbëë, by Eugene S. Hunn
Ronda L. Brulotte: The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity, by Heather Levi
Robin M. Wright: Hans Staden’s True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil, by Hans Staden; Neil L. Whitehead and Michael Harbsmeier, eds. and trans.
Walter E. Little: Countering Development: Indigenous Modernity and the Moral Imagination, by David D. Gow
Jan Hoffman French: Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism, by Mark Goodale
Timothy Rommen: Bacchanalian Sentiments: Musical Experiences and Political Counterpoints in Trinidad, by Kevin Birth
Philip Carl Salzman: Camps of the Tundra: Politics through Reindeer among Saami Pastoralists, by Robert Paine
David H. Price: Difficult Folk? A Political History of Social Anthropology, by David Mills
David Sutton: Networks of Power in Modern Greece: Essays in Honor of John Campbell, Mark Mazower, ed.
Hjorleifur Jonsson: Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present, Narmala Halstead, Eric Hirsch, and Judith Okely, eds
Caroline B. Brettell: Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth, John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi, eds
Bianca Isaki: Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity, by J. Ke»haulani Kauanui
Hildi Hendrickson: The Worldwide History of Dress, by Patricia Rieff Anawalt
Paul V. Kroskrity: When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge, by K. David Harrison
Teresa E. Steele: Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution, by Donna Hart and Robert W. Sussman
Ann V. Buchanan and Kenneth M. Weiss: Owen’s Ape and Darwin’s Bulldog: Beyond Darwinism and Creationism, by Christopher E. Cosans
Lawrence J. Hammar: The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen, by Warwick Anderson
Charles W. Nuckolls: House of Mourning: A Biocultural History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, by Shannon A. Novak
Joe Watkins: Collaborating at the Trowel’s Edge: Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Archaeology, Stephen W. Silliman, ed.
Randall H. McGuire: Memory Work: Archaeologies of Material Practices, Barbara J. Mills and William H. Walker, eds.
Lynn B. Harris: Gold Rush Port: The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco’s Waterfront, by James P. Delgado
Douglas H. Ubelaker: Reanalysis and Reinterpretation in Southwestern Bioarchaeology, Ann L. Stodder, ed.