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Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Brenda J. Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda


Migration has been integral to the development of human societies through time, but little collaboration exists between scholars examining contemporary and past migrations. Were migrations radically different in ancient and modern contexts? This cohesive collection bridges the past and present to analyze the extent to which environmental and social disruptions have been a cause of migration over time and whether these migratory flows have in turn led to disruptive consequences for the societies that receive them. Written by bioarchaeologists, archaeologists, sociocultural anthropologists, and ... More

Keywords: Anthropology, Migration, Environmental disruption, Social disruption, Population displacements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060804
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brenda J. Baker, editor
Arizona State University

Takeyuki Tsuda, editor

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I A Conceptual Framework


Brenda J. Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda

1 Unifying Themes in Studies of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Takeyuki Tsuda, Brenda J. Baker, James F. Eder, Kelly J. Knudson, Jonathan Maupin, Lisa Meierotto, and Rachel E. Scott

II Past Perspectives

2 The Anglo-Saxon Migration

Catherine Hills

6 Migration as a Response to Environmental and Political Disruption

Kelly J. Knudson and Christina Torres-Rouff

III Modern Perspectives

7 “Disruption,” Use Wear, and Migrant Habitus in the Sonoran Desert

Jason De León, Cameron Gokee, and Anna Forringer-Beal

13 Conclusion

Takeyuki Tsuda and Brenda J. Baker

End Matter