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Habitats in Human History

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the aspects of technology, economy, social organization, ideology, and the ecological impact of gathering, nomadic pastoralism, settled cultivation, and industry. It then ... More


Language dispersals and the “Secondary Peoples’ Revolution”: A historical anthropology of the Transeurasian unity

Mark James Hudson

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0048
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Population growth and demic diffusion help explain the early Neolithic expansions of agriculture and Transeurasian languages in Northeast Asia. By the Bronze Age, alluvial agrarian states had come to ... More


Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Suzanne E. Joseph

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The gulf in birth and death rates between rich and poor countries is well documented, but little is actually known about demographic disparities between local class or status groups within most ... More


The Power of Gold

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how the involvement in mining is seen as a fundamentally different and incompatible way of life rather than a complementary option to nomadic pastoralism. It also examines how ... More


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