Recurrence of Bear Restoration Symbolism: Minusinsk Basin Evenki and Basin-Plateau Ute

  title={Recurrence of Bear Restoration Symbolism: Minusinsk Basin Evenki and Basin-Plateau Ute},
  author={Lynda D. McNeil},
  journal={Journal of Cognition and Culture},
  • L. McNeil
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cognition and Culture
By combining ethnographic and evolutionary psychological approaches, this paper compares adaptive strategies of two groups of hunter-gatherers colonizing marginal environments, one in Southern Siberia (Minusinsk Basin) and the other in North America (Great Basin and Colorado Plateau). The biological and cultural survival of Southern Siberian (Evenki) and Basin-Plateau (Numic) hunter-gatherers depended upon developing a complex of social and symbolic strategies, including ritual, oral narratives… 

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