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Food Sharing Among Ache Foragers: Tests of Explanatory Hypotheses [and Comments and Reply]
This paper aims to describe and explain aspects of food sharing among Ache hunter-gatherers of eastern Paraguay. Food sharing has been widely held to be a fundamental feature of the hunting andExpand
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Where the garbage goes: Refuse disposal in the Maya Highlands
Abstract Secondary refuse disposal behavior is structured by three major concerns in the Maya Highlands: economy of effort, potential value of refuse, and potential hindrance by refuse. According toExpand
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Anthropological Applications of Optimal Foraging Theory: A Critical Review [and Comments and Reply]
Recent applications of models of optimal foraging behavior to human foraging economies are summarized and evaluated. These models predict patterns of prey choice, habitat use, time allocation,Expand
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Nimrods, Piscators, Pluckers, and Planters: The Emergence of Food Production
Abstract The central thesis of this article is that Mesolithic/Archaic technological innovations enabled some hunter/gatherers to create an abundant and stable resource base which could not beExpand
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Were luxury foods the first domesticates? Ethnoarchaeological perspectives from Southeast Asia
There are important reasons for considering the first domesticated plants and animals as luxury foods primarily used in feasting. Using Southeast Asian tribal society as a case study, it isExpand
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Maritime Hunter-Gatherers: Ecology and Prehistory [and Comments and Reply]
In a recent discussion of prehistoric developments in coastal Peru, Osborn has drawn attention to the "uniqueness" of the Peruvian littoral in providing large amounts of nutrients to support locallyExpand
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Lithic studies among the contemporary highland Maya
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The cultural capacities of Neandertals: a review and re-evaluation
Abstract Numerous articles have appeared in the past decade that have portrayed Neandertals in a dehumanized, almost non-cultural fashion. Re-examination of the arguments and data indicates that suchExpand
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