Collection Recherches - 384 pages - 28 €

Last modified
19 June 2017
In conventional representations, prehistory has long been perceived as that of western Europe, characterized by emblematic lithic industries and decorated caves. In contrast, non-western societies, and particularly those considered as "primitive”, are perceived as being timeless, frozen in the moment of their discovery. 
Parution de "La Préhistoire des autres. Perspectives archéologiques et anthropologiques"
How does anthropology consider the past of the "tribal” societies that it studies?
How do these societies represent their own past and how can archaeology give them temporal depth?
In what historical and archaeological perspectives should they be replaced? How, in return, can the anthropology and archaeology of non-European societies revise the perspectives of "western” archaeology?
Archaeologists and anthropologists share their views on non-western cultures and present recent developments in this field of research, while emphasizing the prehistory of these societies.

Directed by : 

Nathan Schlanger, archaeologist and historian of social sciences, responsible for Research and international development for Inrap from 2005 to 2011. 
Anne-Christine Taylor, anthropologist specialized in Amazonian societies and director of research at the Quai Branly Museum

With contributions by :  

Guilhem André, Fanny Bocquentin, Laurent Bruxelles, Nathalie Buchez, Vincent Charpentier, Sophie Clément, Margaret W. Conkey, Ludovic Coupaye, Sandrine Deschamps, Carole Ferret, Maurice Godelier, Eduardo Góes Neves, Olivier P. Gosselain, Sonia Guillén, Augustin F. C. Holl, Michèle Julien, Claudine Karlin, Pierre Lemonnier, Hélène Martin, Sophie Méry, Béatrix Midant-Reynes, Vincent Mourre, Stéphen Rostain, Michael Rowlands, Marshall Sahlins, Nathan Schlanger, Nathalie Serrand, Anne-Christine Taylor, Alain Testart, Sander van der Leeuw.
Contact(s) :

Mahaut Tyrrell
Media communication 
Inrap, Partnership and media services 
01 40 08 80 24
mahaut.tyrrell [at]