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100 1  Biagetti, Stefano,|eauthor 
245 10 Ethnoarchaeology of the Kel Tadrart Tuareg :|bpastoralism 
       and resilience in central Sahara /|cStefano Biagetti 
264  1 Cham ;|aNew York :|bSpringer,|c[2014] 
264  4 |c©2014 
300    xv, 154 pages :|billustrations (some color), maps (some 
       color) ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
336    cartographic image|bcri|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Springer briefs in archaeology,|x1861-6623 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 00 |g1.|tResearch objectives, materials and methods --|g2.
       |tThe environment --|g3.|tThe Kel Tadrart Tuareg : 
       ethnohistorical and ethnographic background --|g4.|tThe 
       regional level of analysis --|g5.|tSite specific analysis 
       : composition and layout --|g6.|tThe abandoned campsites 
       in the Tadrart Acacus --|g7.|tEthnoarchaeological 
       suggestions for a review of the last 3,000 years in the 
       Tadrart Acacus --|g8.|tConclusions 
520    This book focuses on the issues of resilience and 
       variability of desert pastoralists, explicitly challenging
       a set of traditional topics of the discourse around 
       pastoralism in arid lands of the Old World. Based on a 
       field research carried out on the Kel Tadrart Tuareg in 
       Libya, various facets of a surprisingly successful 
       adaptation to an extremely arid environment are 
       investigated. By means of an ethnoarchaeological approach,
       explored are the Kel Tadrart interactions with natural 
       resources, the settlement patterns, the campsite 
       structures, and the formation of the pastoral 
       archaeological landscape, focusing on variability and its 
       causes. The resilience of the Kel Tadrart is the key to 
       understand the reasons of their choice to stay and live in
       the almost rainless Acacus Mountains, in spite of strong 
       pressure to sedentarize in the neighboring oases. Through 
       the collection of the interviews, participant observation,
       mapping of inhabited and abandoned campsites, remote 
       sensing, and archival sources, various and different Kel 
       Tadrart strategies, perceptions, and material cultures are
       examined. This book fills an important gap in the 
       ethnoarchaeological research in central Sahara and in the 
       study of desert pastoralism. Desert lands are likely to 
       increase over the next decades but, our knowledge of human
       adaptations to these areas of the world is still patchy 
       and generally biased by the idea that extremely arid lands
       are not suited for human occupation 
650  0 Tuaregs|zLibya|zTadrart Acacus Mountains|xAntiquities 
650  0 Ethnoarchaeology|zLibya|zTadrart Acacus Mountains 
650  0 Excavations (Archaeology)|zLibya|zTadrart Acacus Mountains
650  0 Pastoral systems|zLibya|zTadrart Acacus Mountains 
650  0 Desert people|zLibya|zTadrart Acacus Mountains 
650  0 Nomads|zSahara 
651  0 Tadrart Acacus Mountains (Libya)|xAntiquities 
830  0 SpringerBriefs in archaeology 
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