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Grandmothering, menopause, and the evolution of human life histories.
Long postmenopausal lifespans distinguish humans from all other primates. This pattern may have evolved with mother-child food sharing, a practice that allowed aging females to enhance theirExpand
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why hunters gather: optimal foraging and the Aché of eastern Paraguay
The determinants of food choices made by hunter-gatherers have long been a topic of speculation and controversy. In this paper, we analyze the foraging behavior of the Ache of eastern Paraguay andExpand
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Grandmothering and the evolution of homo erectus.
Despite recent, compelling challenge, the evolution of Homo erectus is still commonly attributed to big game hunting and/or scavenging and family provisioning by men. Here we use a version of theExpand
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Hunting income patterns among the Hadza: big game, common goods, foraging goals and the evolution of the human diet.
The assumption that large mammal hunting and scavenging are economically advantageous to hominid foragers is examined in the light of data collected among the Hadza of northern Tanzania. HadzaExpand
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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 betterExpand
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Dating the colonization of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea): a review of recent research
Abstract The date for the initial colonization of Sahul is a key benchmark in human history and the topic of a long-running debate. Most analysts favor either a 40,000 BP or 60,000 BP arrival time,Expand
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Behavioral Ecology and Archaeology
Behavioral ecology is the study of adaptive behavior in relation to social and environmental circumstances. Analysts working from this perspective hold that the reproductive strategies andExpand
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Cut and Tooth Mark Distributions on Large Animal Bones: Ethnoarchaeological Data from the Hadza and Their Implications For Current Ideas About Early Human Carnivory
Distributions of cut and tooth marks on the bones of large animals found in archaeological sites are increasingly used as sources of inference about the relative importance of hunting and scavengingExpand
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Alyawara Site Structure and Its Archaeological Implications
Les apports de l'ethnoarcheologie a l'etude de la variabilite intra-site permettent de reviser certaines hypotheses tirees de la repartition des vestiges, en particulier en ce qui concerne les airesExpand
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Hadza meat sharing.
In most human foraging societies, the meat of large animals is widely shared. Many assume that people follow this practice because it helps to reduce the risk inherent in big game hunting. InExpand
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