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the Chumash, Pomo, and Patwin

Lynn H. Gamble

in The Chumash World at European Contact

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780520254411
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254411.003.0010
the Chumash, Pomo, and Patwin

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This chapter reviews briefly the evidence that characterizes the Chumash as complex hunter-gatherers. It discusses the relationship between resource abundance, adaptive mechanisms that cope with environmental issues, and the arrival of social complexity. The chapter concludes with a section on two basic issues addressed in this study, namely the importance of centrally located places and the nature of power.

Keywords: hunter-gatherers; Chumash; resource abundance; adaptive mechanisms; environmental issues; social complexity; centrally located places; nature of power

Chapter.  10433 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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