Behavioral Ecology and Archaeology

  title={Behavioral Ecology and Archaeology},
  author={D. Bird and J. O'connell},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • D. Bird, J. O'connell
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
  • 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 and decision-making capacities of all living organisms—including humans—are shaped by natural selection. Archaeologists have been using this proposition in the study of past human behavior for more than 30 years. Significant insights on variation in prehistoric human subsistence, life history, social organization… CONTINUE READING
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