Ethnoarchaeology plus a theory of behavior: Jim O’Connell’s Hadza work
Author(s): Kristen Hawkes
O’Connell’s Hadza work shows how combining behavioral ecology with ethnoarchaeology magnifies the power of ethnography to help interpret the past. O’Connell’s systematic observations and analyses of Hadza hunting and treatment of big game gave us robust falsification of received notions about our ancestral past, including ideas about scavenging, variation in faunal assemblages, and prey transport. His vision as both an archaeologist and ethnographer extracted the richest kind of evolutionary anthropology from our Hadza project. Without O’Connell as a guide I would have learned so much less from the Hadza. And so would you.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- A Sense of Question: Papers in Honor of James F. O'Connell
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Ethnoarchaeology plus a theory of behavior: Jim O’Connell’s Hadza work. Kristen Hawkes. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394835)
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