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The hunting handicap: costly signaling in human foraging strategies
It is concluded that relatively inefficient hunting or sharing choices may be maintained in a population if they serve as costly and reliable signals designed to reveal the signaler's qualities to observers.
Delayed Reciprocity and Tolerated Theft: The Behavioral Ecology of Food-Sharing Strategies
  • D. Bird
  • Sociology
    Current Anthropology
  • 1 February 1997
Models derived from behavioral ecology may have the potential to explain a great deal of variability in food-sharing patterns within and between human societies. We use quantitative observational
Behavioral Ecology and Archaeology
Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptive behavior in relation to social and environmental circumstances and holds that the reproductive strategies and decision-making capacities of all living organisms—including humans—are shaped by natural selection.
The “fire stick farming” hypothesis: Australian Aboriginal foraging strategies, biodiversity, and anthropogenic fire mosaics
This work combines ethnographic observations of contemporary Aboriginal hunting and burning with satellite image analysis of anthropogenic and natural landscape structure to demonstrate the processes through which Aboriginal burning shapes arid-zone vegetational diversity.
The hunting handicap: costly signaling in human foraging strategies
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Hunting and Nuclear Families: Some Lessons from the Hadza about Men's Work
Hadza hunter-gatherers display economic and social features usually assumed to indicate the dependence of wives and children on provisioning husbands and fathers. The wives and children of better
Why Women Hunt
An old anthropological theory ascribes gender differences in hunter‐gatherer subsistence to an economy of scale in household economic production: women pursue child‐care‐compatible tasks and men, of
Constraints of knowing or constraints of growing?
Testing the prediction that children should reach adult levels of efficiency faster when foraging is cognitively simple finds no significant amount of variability in return rates and strong age-related effects on efficiency for shellfish collecting.
The benefits of costly signaling: Meriam turtle hunters
It is found that successful hunters gain social recognition, have an earlier onset of reproduction, achieve higher age-specific reproductive success, and gain higher quality mates, who also achieve above-average reproductive success.
Risk and reciprocity in Meriam food sharing
Abstract Foragers who do not practice food storage might adapt to fluctuating food supplies by sharing surplus resources in times of plenty with the expectation of receiving in times of shortfall. In