Variable Education Exposure and Cognitive Task Performance Among the Tsimane, Forager-Horticulturalists.
Program for Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, Latin American and Iberian Institute,…
On Trade-offs and Communal Breeding The Behavioural Ecology of Agta Foragers
Mothers’ network centrality positively correlated with non-kin allocare as well as reproductive success, revealing the adaptive value of communal breeding and highlighting the optimising nature of hunter-gatherer cooperation and life history strategies.
Middle Childhood and Modern Human Origins
- PsychologyHuman nature
The fossil record is explored for evidence of the evolution of modern human life history, with a special emphasis on middle childhood, which many argue is equivalent to the juvenile stage of African apes.
Alzheimer's disease and natural cognitive aging may represent adaptive metabolism reduction programs
- Biology, PsychologyBehavioral and Brain Functions
Several lines of converging evidence are examined suggesting that the slow and insidious brain changes that accumulate over the lifespan, resulting in both natural cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD), represent a metabolism reduction program.
Birth Order, Age, and Hunting Success in the Canadian Arctic
What explains variation in hunting success? This paper examines foraging success among Inuit hunters, paying particular attention to factors that account for differential returns in hunting. Although…
Grandmothers, hunters and human life history
This paper critiques the competing “Grandmother Hypothesis” and “Embodied Capital Theory” as evolutionary explanations of the peculiarities of human life history traits. Instead, I argue that the…
An Evolutionary Model of “Sexual Conflict” Over Women's Age at Marriage: Implications for Child Mortality and Undernutrition
- EconomicsFrontiers in Public Health
Background Early women's marriage is associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and their offspring, including reduced human capital and increased child undernutrition and mortality. Despite…
A Double-Track Pathway to Fast Strategy in Humans and Its Personality Correlates
- PsychologyFrontiers in Psychology
The fast–slow paradigm of life history (LH) focuses on how individuals grow, mate, and reproduce at different paces. This paradigm can contribute substantially to the field of personality and…
Effects of Economic Uncertainty and Socioeconomic Status on Reproductive Timing: A Life History Approach
- EconomicsCurrent Research in Ecological and Social Psychology
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Seasonality in a Foraging Society: Variation in Diet, Work Effort, Fertility, and Sexual Division of Labor among the Hiwi of Venezuela
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In this paper we describe seasonal variation in the diet, subsistence work effort, and sexual division of labor among Hiwi foragers of Venezuela. The major findings are: (1) The Hiwi diet is…