TITLE

Where Does the South Begin? Social Variability at the Southern Top of the World

AUTHOR(S)
Barceló, Juan A.; del Castillo, Ma. Florencia; Mameli, Laura; Moreno, Eduardo; Videla, Blanca
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Arctic Anthropology;2009, Vol. 46 Issue 1/2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For thousands of years, hunter-gatherer societies from southern and central Patagonia inhabited a Subantarctic landscape. In this paper, we argue against the traditional assumption that these were simple societies. We examine population diversity from ecological, archaeological, and ethno-historical data sources, emphasizing the economic and social variability while considering social change through time. We end by analyzing processes of the development of social complexity and hierarchy in recent times, when the industrial world violently disarticulated those societies. All this evidence suggests levels of social variability and complexity archaeologists have not expected. The paper critically reviews traditional archaeological approaches and suggests new research lines that allow for a better understanding of social dynamics.
ACCESSION #
47909767

 

Related Articles

  • Ethno-history and `reverse chronology' at Ti'innik, a Palestinian village. Ziadeh, Ghada // Antiquity;Dec95, Vol. 69 Issue 266, p999 

    Explores the ethnohistory of single village settlement along the northern border of the West Bank of Palestine. Reverse chronology; Ethnoarchaeology of Ti'innik; Settlement location and growth; Domestic architecture; Social and economic aspects to domestic architecture; Domestic artefacts.

  • Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy. By EDWARD T. WIMBERLEY. Morrow, Karen // Journal of Environmental Law;Jul2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p355 

    A review of the book "Nested Ecology: The Place of Humans in the Ecological Hierarchy," by Edward T. Wimberley is presented.

  • Rain on a land where no one lives: The Hebrew Bible on the environment. Tucker, Gene M. // Journal of Biblical Literature;Spring97, Vol. 116 Issue 1, p3 

    The article examines the role of humanity in the world or the environment in the context of the Hebrew Bible. Subjects addressed include the influence of religion in human ecology according to Lynn White's "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis," the establishment of hierarchy in...

  • Toothfish Under Fire.  // Salt Water Sportsman;Mar2003, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p46 

    Provides information on the Patagonian toothfish harvested by an international commercial fishing fleet in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.

  • A massacre and possible cannibalism in the Canadian Arctic: New evidence from the Saunaktuk site... Melbye, Jerry; Fairgrieve, Scott I. // Arctic Anthropology;1994, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p57 

    Presents archeologic evidence on massacre and cannibalism at Saunaktuk site (NgTn-1) in the Eskimo Lakes region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Examination of skeletal evidence of violence; Study of the region's ethnohistory in the form of local oral tradition; Description of the lesions...

  • SIBERIAN SONGS AND SIBERIAN KIN: INDIRECT ASSERTIONS OF KING ISLANDER DOMINANCE IN THE BERING STRAIT REGION. Kingston, Deanna M. // Arctic Anthropology;2000, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p38 

    Describes the contacts that occurred between King Islanders and other natives, including intermarriage and trade in the Bering Strait region. Summary of various references in the ethnohistoric literature of King Island activities in the region; Implications of the siberian songs and siberian...

  • How population impacts us. Scott, Geoff // Current Health 2;Feb1993, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p21 

    Describes the impact that population has on the planet Earth. Every year, the number of people increases by 100 million. Agricultural advancements; Green revolution; Growing loss of biodiversity; Global farm crisis; Megacities; Epidemic diseases; Effects of overpopulation. INSET: The great...

  • The designer plague. Benford, Gregory // Reason;Jan94, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p36 

    Focuses on the links between population and environmental damage. Statistical information on world population; World crop production per person; Agricultural land areas; Rain forests; Monoculture farming; Diseases and predators; Coral reefs; Erosion; Identification of values reaffirmation as...

  • The environment and structural adjustment programs in Africa. Bayalama, Sylvain // TransAfrica Forum;Fall92, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p89 

    Examines how shortsighted agricultural and industrial practices have robbed Africans of an environment able to sustain healthy life. Main obstacles to the realization of the right to a clean environment; Examples of ecologically unsound policies that have been implemented in Africa by bodies...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics