A theory of human life history evolution: Diet, intelligence, and longevity

  title={A theory of human life history evolution: Diet, intelligence, and longevity},
  author={Hillard S. Kaplan and Kim R. Hill and Jane Beckman Lancaster and Ana Magdalena Hurtado},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
Human life histories, as compared to those of other primates and mammals, have at least four distinctive characteristics: an exceptionally long lifespan, an extended period of juvenile dependence, support of reproduction by older post‐reproductive individuals, and male support of reproduction through the provisioning of females and their offspring. Another distinctive feature of our species is a large brain, with its associated psychological attributes: increased capacities for learning… 
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