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Author Marlowe, Frank, 1954-

Title The Hadza [electronic resource] : hunter-gatherers of Tanzania / Frank W. Marlowe.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations.
Series Origins of human behavior and culture ; 3
Origins of human behavior and culture ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Hadza and evolutionary theory : an introduction -- Habitat and history -- Social organization, beliefs, and practices -- Material culture -- Foraging -- Life history -- Mating -- Parenting -- Cooperation and food-sharing -- The median foragers : humans in cross-species perspective -- Afterward : the Hadza present and future.
Summary "In The Hadza, Frank Marlowe provides a quantitative ethnography of one of the last remaining societies of hunter-gatherers in the world. The Hadza, who inhabit an area of East Africa near the Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge, have long drawn the attention of anthropologists and archaeologists for maintaining a foraging lifestyle in a region that is key to understanding human origins. Marlowe ably applies his years of research with the Hadza to cover the traditional topics in ethnography -- subsistence, material culture, religion, and social structure. But the book's unique contribution is to introduce readers to the more contemporary field of behavioral ecology, which attempts to understand human behavior from an evolutionary perspective. To that end, The Hadza also articulates the necessary background for readers whose exposure to human evolutionary theory is minimal."--Publisher description.
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Subject Hatsa (African people) -- Hunting.
Hatsa (African people) -- Food.
Hatsa (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Hunting and gathering societies -- Tanzania.
Social ecology -- Tanzania.
Social change -- Tanzania.
Social evolution.
Tanzania -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Marlowe, Frank, 1954- Hadza. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010 9780520253414 (DLC) 2009033727 (OCoLC)435628700
ISBN 9780520945449 (electronic bk.)
0520945441 (electronic bk.)
9780520253414 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520253418 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520253421 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520253426 (pbk. ; alk. paper)