Bettinger, Robert

Robert L. Bettinger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UC Davis, is an authority on ethnographic and archaeological hunter-gatherers, the modeling of their behavior, and analysis of the hunter-gatherer record in the western US and China. He is recipient of the 2007 Society for American Archaeology Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis, the 2007 Society for California Archaeology M. A. Baumhoff Special Achievement Award, and 2016 Society for American Archaeology Book Award (Scholarly Category) for Orderly Anarchy: Sociopolitical Evolution in Aboriginal California. In addition he is the author of Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary Theory (first edition 1991; lead co-author of second edition 2016), Hunter-Gatherer Foraging: Five Simple Models (2009), and many peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles.

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On his book Orderly Anarchy: Sociopolitical Evolution in Aboriginal California
(Our Cover Feature of October 19, 2016)