Deferred harvests: The transition from hunting to animal husbandry

@article{Alvard2001DeferredHT,
  title={Deferred harvests: The transition from hunting to animal husbandry},
  author={M. Alvard and L. Kuznar},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  year={2001},
  volume={103},
  pages={295-311}
}
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 deferred returns from husbandry must also be greater than the short-term returns from hunting. We compare the returns from hunting and husbanding strategies as a function of prey body size. Returns from husbanding are estimated using a maximum sustainable yield (MSY) model. Following Charnov (1993), allometric… Expand
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