Mobile Farmers : An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Settlement Organization among the Raramuri of Northwestern Mexico, Paperback / softback Book

Mobile Farmers : An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Settlement Organization among the Raramuri of Northwestern Mexico Paperback / softback

Part of the Ethnoarchaeological Series series

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This is an ethnoarchaeological study of the settlements of the Raramuri (often known as the Tarahumara), focusing primarily on their mobility strategy.

This is important because this groups presents a case where the common equation of agriculturalists = sedentary, and hunter-gatherers = mobile is broken.

The Raramuri are agriculturalists with a pattern of mobility between two or more settlements during the course of any year.

Graham provides not only a description of this unusual pattern of mobility by a farming group but also a number of insights and suggestions on how archaeologists can detect a mobile lifestyle in the residential areas of prehistoric agriculturalists.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 113 pages, 46 figures and illustrations
  • Publisher: International Monographs in Prehistory
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  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781879621169

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