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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Prof Robert H. Layton - all publications

Authored book

  • Layton, R.H. (2006). Order and anarchy: civil society, social disorder and war. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Stone, R.P., Layton, R.H. & Thomas, J. (2000). Destruction and conservation of cultural property. London: Routledge.
  • Layton, R.H. (1997). An introduction to theory in anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Layton, R.H. (1994). Conflict in the Archaeology of Living Traditions. London: Routledge.

Chapter in book

  • Layton, R. (2011). Aesthetics - the approach from anthropology. In Philosphical Aesthetics and Aesthetic Psychology. Schellekens, E. & Goldie, P. Oxford University Press. 208-222.
  • Layton, R. & O'Hara, S. (2010). human social evolution: a comparison of hunter-gatherer and chimpanzee social organisation. In Social brain, distributed mind. Dunbar, R., Gamble, C. & Gowlett, J. British Academy. 158: 85-115.
  • Layton, R.H. (2008). Aboriginal versus western creationism. In The edge of reason? Science and religion in modern society. Bentley, R.A. London: Continuum Press. 31-38.
  • Layton, R.H. (2008). Crisp snapshots and fuzzy trends. In Time and change: archaeological and anthropological perspectives on the long term. Papagianni, D., Layton, R. & Maschner, H. Oxford: Oxbow. 1-13.
  • Layton, R.H. (2008). What can ethnography tell us about human social evolution?. In Early human kinship: from sex to social reproduction. Allen, N., Callan, H., Dunbar, R. & James, W. Malden, MA (USA): Blackwell. 113-127.
  • Layton, R.H. (2005). Are immediate-return strategies adaptive?. In Property and equality volume 1: ritualisation, sharing, egalitarianism. Widlok, T. & Tadesse, W. New York: Berghahn. 1: 130-150.
  • Layton, R.H. (2004). The politics of indigenous 'Creationism' in Australia. In The cultures of creationism. Anti-evolutionism in English-speaking countries. Coleman, S. & Carlin, L. Aldershot: Ashgate. 145-164.
  • Layton, R.H. (2003). What creates village democracy in (Western) Europe? A comparative study. In Distinct inheritances: property, family and community in a changing Europe. Grandits, H. & Heady, P. Münster: LIT. 97-113.
  • Layton, R.H. (1997). Representing and translating people's place in the landscape of northern Australia. In After writing culture. James, A., Hockey, J. & Dawson, A. London: Routledge. 1: 122-143.
  • Layton, R.H. (1995). Relating to the Country in the Western Desert. In The Anthropology of Landscape: Prespectives on Place and Space. Hirsch, E. & O'Hanlon, M. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 210-231.

Journal Article