ERIC Number: ED178388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Review of Anthropology. Volume 8, 1979.
Siegel, Bernard J., Ed.; And Others
This book contains 23 essays which provide an overview of the state of the art in the discipline of anthropology, including applied anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, social anthropology, and linguistics. Most of the authors are professors and researchers from departments of anthropology in United States colleges and universities. Topics of the essays include anthropology of industrial work, cross cultural comparisons, archaeology and human diversity, political symbolism, language change, ethno-art, and anthropological genetics of small populations. Some of the essays focus on specific regions of the world and cover the following topics: central American archaeology, culture and society in aboriginal Australia, the state of the art of anthropology in Australia, the nature and development of Australian languages, South Asian prehistory, and evolution in Eastern Africa during the pliocene and pleistocene ages. Each essay begins with a brief section, written in nontechnical language, which informs nonspecialist readers about the topic under review. The book includes subject and author indexes. (DB)
Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Behavior, Books, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Culture, Language Research, Linguistics, Social Science Research, State of the Art Reviews, Theories
Annual Reviews Inc., 4139 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, California 94306 ($17.00)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annual Reviews, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 160 536