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Deferred harvests: The transition from hunting to animal husbandry
We define animal husbandry as prey conservation. Conservation is rare among extant hunters and only likely to occur when prey are highly valued, private goods. The long-term discounted deferredExpand
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Awatimarka: The Ethnoarchaeology of an Andean Herding Community
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Ecological Mutualism in Navajo Corrals: Implications for Navajo Environmental Perceptions and Human/plant Coevolution
  • L. Kuznar
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 1 April 2001
A case of mutualistic plant/human/animal interaction occurs in Navajo corrals in which Navajo herders create ideal environments for the propagation of economically and ceremonially usefulExpand
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Evolutionary applications of risk sensitivity models to socially stratified species: Comparison of sigmoid, concave, and linear functions
Abstract Risk sensitivity is important for modeling behavior since organisms live in a stochastic world and must respond to risk by either avoiding it to the extent possible or taking chances.Expand
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MUTUALISM BETWEEN CHENOPODIUM, HERD ANIMALS, AND HERDERS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL ANDES
The ecology of human, animal, and plant mutualism is examined as it occurs in an Andean herding system. Highly favored forage species, especially species of the genus Chenopodium, exist in unusuallyExpand
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Rationality Wars and the War on Terror: Explaining Terrorism and Social Unrest
Terrorism is problematic at multiple levels. Social scientists debate its cause; policymakers debate what to do about it; many debate the meaning and political use of the term; and many live in fearExpand
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Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology
Chapter 1 Preface, First Edition Chapter 2 Preface, Second Edition Part 3 Part I Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Chapter 1. Anthropological Science Chapter 6 Chapter 2. Science - Problems withExpand
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Herd composition in an Aymara community of the Peruvian Altiplano: A linear programming problem
A model of herd management is presented for Aymara alpaca herders in the south central Andes. Linear programming methods and subjective utility values are used to model how pastoralists choose theExpand
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Risk Sensitivity and Value among Andean Pastoralists: Measures, Models, and Empirical Tests1
  • L. Kuznar
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 June 2001
Risk sensitivity has intrigued anthropologists because of the role it can reasonably be expected to play in decision making given the uncertainties of food supply and weather patterns and the hazardsExpand
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