Site Structure, Kinship, and Sharing in Aboriginal Australia

Implications for Archaeology
  • Rob Gargett
  • Brian Hayden
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


Interactions between and among individuals in hunter-gatherer societies contribute fundamentally to the adaptiveness of the culture. Through the analysis of site structure (the distribution on the landscape of habitations, activity areas, refuse areas, and other features), it is possible to make inferences about past social interaction, thus enabling archaeology to make a significant contribution to the study of prehistoric cultural adaptations and dynamics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Gargett
    • 1
  • Brian Hayden
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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