University of Alberta Press

Northern Hunter-Gatherers Research Series

Interdisciplinary works on hunting and gathering peoples from arctic, boreal, and sub-arctic regions

 

Series editor: Andrzej Weber

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    Evenkis comprise the largest ethnos among the 'numerically small' peoples of Siberia. They are unique in having been the only people that historically inhabited an enormous territory from the Yeniseu to the Pacific shore in longitude and from the forest-tundra line to the southern borders of the taiga in latitude. This volume describes the economic principles that characterize the dynamics and main forms of interaction between Evenki hunting groups and the environment, and ul... [READ MORE]
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    This work documents the lives of a group of hunters and reindeer herders living at the headwaters of the Lower Tunguska River at the end of the 20th century. Katanga Evenkis are best described by the flexible and creative way they use the land around them, and continue to exercise a strong presence on their lands, despite severe pressure by Soviet-era policies and even more devastating dislocations by industrial development and privatisation. According to Sirina, Katanga Even... [READ MORE]
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    Presents comprehensive archaeological data from fieldwork at Khuzhir-Nuge XIV. Mortuary sites have provided the primary data that inform a number of research modules designed by the project. Of the several gravesites dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age located and excavated in the Little Sea of the Lake Baikal coast, Khuzhir-Nuge XIV is by far the largest. This monograph is dedicated to a descriptive account of the excavated archaeological features and artifacts collected,... [READ MORE]
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    The Bronze Age cemetery of Khuzhir-Nuge XIV (KN XIV) is located on the west coast of the Little Sea region of Lake Baikal, near the southern end of Ol'Khon Island and about 3 km southwest of the mouth of the Sarma River. Six seasons of excavation at the site produced archaeological data on 79 graves, including the remains of 89 individuals. The cemetery yields--particularly the archaeological and osteological materials -- have been subjected to a number of analyses. This volu... [READ MORE]
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    The third site monograph published as part of the Baikal Archaeology Project presents both archaeological and human osteological data from fieldwork conducted at the mortuary site Kurma XI, in the extensively researched Little Sea area of Lake Baikal, Siberia.
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    This program deals with hunter-gatherer cultural change and continuity in the Middle Holocene of the Cis-Baikal, Siberia. From about 9000 to 3000 BP, the Baikal area was successively inhabited by two major groups-the Kitoi, who date to the Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic, and the Serovo-Glazkovo, who date from the Middle through Late Neolithic to Bronze Age. A distinct feature is a discontinuity separating the groups. Eleven papers highlight the interdisciplinary and inte... [READ MORE]