Social Boundaries (Other Keyword)

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Bringing the Mountain to the Mara: The role of obsidian quarrying on Mt. Eburru in structuring early pastoralist socio-economic identities in southern Kenya. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven Goldstein.

Despite recent advances in characterizing the socio-economic mosaics associated with early pastoralism in East Africa, how this diversity affected social boundaries and manifested identities remain underexplored. Exclusive exploitation of a single obsidian source on the upper slopes of Mr. Eburru in the Central Rift Valley by communities associated with "Elmenteitan" material culture is a strong line of evidence for dimensions of shared identity linking some of these herding communities in...

Cultural Boundaries and Ecological Frontiers in Coastal Regions: An Example from the Alaska Peninsula (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David R. Yesner.

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The Role of Portable Rock Art during the Northern California Archaic Period (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly McGuire. William Hildebrandt.

One of the largest and oldest portable rock art assemblages identified in North America has been documented in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River in Northern California. This fluorescence of stylistic activity, commencing as early as 6,000 years ago, appears to be a symbolic manifestation of group identity and a harbinger of the rise of social and territorial complexity in this region. In this paper we explore the linguistic, social, and ecological variables that may have given rise to...

What’s in a Label? Archaeological Taxonomies and Social Processes Past and Present (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Stahl.

The Banda area of west central Ghana is a quintessential example of what Igor Kopytoff (1987) long-ago dubbed the Internal African Frontier—an ‘interstitial’ region between ‘established societies’ that is home to a dynamic composition of people, languages and practice forged by newcomers and autochthones alike. In presumed contrast with their ‘established’ neighbors, frontier societies are ones in which processes of improvisation and the negotiation of social boundaries seem more apparent. While...