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Mobile Farmers: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Settlement Organization Among the Raramuri of Northwestern Mexico
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Volume 3

International Monographs in Prehistory: Ethnoarchaeology Series

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Mobile Farmers

An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Settlement Organization Among the Raramuri of Northwestern Mexico

Martha Graham

113 pages, illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-87962-117-6 $180.00/£128.00 Hb Published (December 1993)

ISBN  978-1-87962-116-9 $59.95/£43.00 Pb Published (December 1993)

eISBN 978-1-78920-181-9 eBook


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Description

This ethnoarchaeological study of the settlements of the Rarámuri focuses primarily on their mobility strategy. This group presents a case where the common equation of agriculturalists = sedentary, and hunter-gatherers = mobile is broken. The Rarámuri 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

Martha Graham is an archaeologist with the National Park Service.

Subject: Archaeology
Area: Latin America