Altruistic cooperation during foraging by the Ache, and the evolved human predisposition to cooperate

@article{Hill2002AltruisticCD,
  title={Altruistic cooperation during foraging by the Ache, and the evolved human predisposition to cooperate},
  author={Kim R. Hill},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={105-128}
}
  • K. Hill
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Human Nature
This paper presents quantitative data on altruistic cooperation during food acquisition by Ache foragers. Cooperative activities are defined as those that entail a cost of time and energy to the donor but primarily lead to an increase in the foraging success of the recipient. Data show that Ache men and women spend about 10% of all foraging time engaged in altruistic cooperation on average, and that on some days they may spend more than 50% of their foraging time in such activities. The most… 
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