Landscapes of mobility: The flow of place

Bruno David, Lara Lamb, Jack Kaiwari

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Mobility concerns the ways and logics of movement from place to place. Understanding hunter-gatherer mobility across the landscape is always located in the ontology of the observer, and must therefore take into account the perspectives from which we try to make sense of past mobility. This article explores and critiques past and current approaches to landscapes of mobility, and present future directions, reflecting on implications for how we have come to construct very particular understandings of the past. It concludes by discussing how archaeological modelling constructs its own myths based on ontological pre-understandings, and the role that the archaeology of landscapes of hunter-gatherer mobility has played in this.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
EditorsVicki Cummings, Peter Jordan, Marek Zvelebil
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780199551224
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • mobility
  • archaeology
  • landscapes
  • ontology
  • gender
  • myth

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