History That’s Written in Beads as Well as in Words

History That’s Written in Beads as Well as in Words

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A small cadre of diverse collaborators in anthropology, archaeology, primatology, genetics, and linguistics have spent the last two and half years working on a forthcoming book, Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present (University of California Press) that serves as a kind of manifesto for their cause. As the authors explain, deep history emphasizes trends and processes rather than individuals and events, paying more attention to kinship, genealogy and developing traditions, like hospitality, for example.

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