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British Academy Fellows

Record for: BARNARD, Professor Alan

Post: Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa, University of Edinburgh

Specialisms: Comparative ethnography of southern Africa; contemporary hunter-gatherers; the history of anthropology; the social anthropology of human origins, especially the co-evolution of language and kinship

Principal publications:
Genesis of Symbolic Thought, 2012
Social Anthropology and Human Origins, 2011
Anthropology and the Bushman, 2007
Social Anthropology: Investigating Human Social Life, 2006 (2nd edn)
Los pueblos cazadores recolectores: Tres conferencias dictadas en Argentina / The Hunter-Gatherer Peoples: Three Lectures Presented in Argentina, 2001
History and Theory in Anthropology, 2000
Social Anthropology: A Concise Introduction for Students, 2000
Kalahari Bushmen (children's book), 1993
Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa: A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples, 1992
A Nharo Wordlist, with Notes on Grammar, 1985
Research Practices in the Study of Kinship, 1984

Elected to the Fellowship: 2010 § S3

Website:

http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/staff/barnard_alan