Technological Organization and Settlement Mobility: An Ethnographic Examination

  title={Technological Organization and Settlement Mobility: An Ethnographic Examination},
  author={M. Shott},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={15 - 51}
  • M. Shott
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Functional requirements of activities do not alone explain variability in the technologies of forager groups. Rather, they are one among a larger set of factors that determine how technologies are organized within cultural systems. Failure to consider these other factors can impair interpretations of behavior based on analysis of artifact assemblages. One promising avenue of research is the relationship between technology and settlement mobility. Ethnographic evidence shows that elements of… Expand