International Monographs in Prehistory: Ethnoarchaeology Series
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An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Settlement Organization Among the Raramuri of Northwestern Mexico
113 pages, illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-87962-117-6 $180.00/£128.00 Hb Published (December 1994)
ISBN 978-1-87962-116-9 $59.95/£43.00 Pb Published (December 1994)
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.