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Testing the “ecologically noble savage” hypothesis: Interspecific prey choice by Piro hunters of Amazonian Peru
Native peoples have often been portrayed as natural conservationists, living in “harmony” with their environment. It is argued that this perspective is a result of an imprecise definition ofExpand
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The Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting in the Neotropics
Hunting is an important component of native subsistence strategies in Amazonia. It is also a seri- ous threat to biodiversity in some areas. We present data on the faunal harvests of two nativeExpand
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Rousseau’s Whale Hunt?
In spite of its common use as a tool for examining cooperation, the prisoner’s dilemma game does not conform to the reality of many socio‐ecological contexts. Situations in which people engage inExpand
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The adaptive nature of culture
Some have argued that the major contribution of anthropology to science is the concept of culture. Until very recently, however, evolutionary anthropologists have largely ignored culture as a topicExpand
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Rousseau ’ s Whale Hunt ? Coordination among Big-Game Hunters
In spite of its common use as a tool for examining cooperation, the prisoner’s dilemma game does not conform to the reality of many socio-ecological contexts. Situations in which people engage inExpand
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Shotguns and sustainable hunting in the Neotropics
The shift to the use of shotguns from traditional hunting weapons has often been mentioned as one of the factors contributing to over-hunting in the tropics. It has also been argued that indigenousExpand
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Conservation by native peoples
  • M. Alvard
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Human nature
  • 1 June 1994
Native peoples have often been portrayed as natural conservationists, living a “balanced” existence with nature. It is argued that this perspective is a result of an imprecise operational definitionExpand
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GOOD LAMALERA WHALE HUNTERS ACCRUE REPRODUCTIVE BENEFITS
Data are presented on the benefits and costs that accrue to big game hunters living in the whaling community of Lamalera, Indonesia. Results indicate that big game hunting provides males a strongExpand
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Evolutionary ecology and resource conservation
Many important aspects of human nature revolve around common problems associated with acquiring, defending, and distributing resources. It is increasingly evident that foraging constraints,1 as wellExpand
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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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