The Northwest Coast: Complex Hunter-Gatherers, Ecology, and Social Evolution

  title={The Northwest Coast: Complex Hunter-Gatherers, Ecology, and Social Evolution},
  author={Kenneth M. Ames},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • K. Ames
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
Northwest Coast cultures have long held a central place in anthropology. Recently, the coast has become important in two major topics of theoretical interest: 1. the existence and socioeconomic evolution of complex hunter-gatherers (74) and 2. the origins and evolution of permanent forms of social inequality (3). The coast’s culture history also has intrinsic value to its native and non-native peoples. This review focuses on recent developments in the coast’s archaeology relevant to theories… Expand
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