Does optimal foraging theory explain the behavior of the oldest human cannibals?

@article{Rodrguez2019DoesOF,
  title={Does optimal foraging theory explain the behavior of the oldest human cannibals?},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez and Zorrilla-Revilla Guillermo and Mateos Garcia Ana},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={131},
  pages={
          228-239
        }
}
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