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Foreword: Culturing Emergent Bodies
Rosemary Joyce


Introduction: Towards a Culturing of the Paleolithic Body
April Nowell and Benjamin Collins

Chapter 1. Enveloping Oneself in Others: Semiotic, Spatial, and Temporal Dimensions of Ostrich Eggshell Bead Use in Southern Africa
Peter J. Mitchell and Brian A. Stewart

Chapter 2. Manufacturing Social Landscapes: Bead Production, Exchange, and Social Connections at Grassridge Rockshelter, South Africa
Benjamin Collins, Amy Hatton, April Nowell, and Christopher J. H. Ames

Chapter 3. Perspectives on Stone Age Sociality: A New Role for Ostrich Eggshell Beads
Jennifer M. Miller

Chapter 4. A Shell Bead from a Faraway Ocean: Significance Assessment of a Single Indigenous Ornament from Southern Australia
Keryn Walshe

Chapter 5. Building identities and social organization throughout the Early Holocene: Interpreting the personal adornments of the last hunter-gatherers in Portugal
Lino André

Chapter 6. Beads on the edge of the world: Atlantic identity and sociality during the Upper Paleolithic of western Iberia
Nuno Bicho and Lino André

Chapter 7. Constructing Identity: Body decoration and modification in the Swabian Aurignacian
Ewa Dutkiewicz, Sibylle Wolf, Elizabeth C. Velliky, and Nicholas J. Conard

Chapter 8. What’s in a color? Ochre use in the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa
Tammy Hodgskiss

Chapter 9. The Best Dressed Hominin: Clothing, tanning and textile production in the Paleolithic
April Nowell and Aurora Skala

Conclusion: Culturing Bodies in the Past: Similarities Across Diversity
Benjamin Collins and April Nowell


Culturing the Body

Past Perspectives on Identity and Sociality

Edited by Benjamin Collins and April Nowell

Foreword by Rosemary Joyce

326 pages, 65 ills., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-460-0 Hb Published (March 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-461-7 eBook