Hunting and Nuclear Families: Some Lessons from the Hadza about Men's Work

  title={Hunting and Nuclear Families: Some Lessons from the Hadza about Men's Work},
  author={K. Hawkes and J. O'connell and N. B. Jones and D. Bell and R. Bird and D. Bird and R. Hames and Paula K. Ivey and D. Judge and A. Kazankov and Monica Minnegal and C. Stanford and G. Wenzel},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  • K. Hawkes, J. O'connell, +10 authors G. Wenzel
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • Hadza hunter-gatherers display economic and social features usually assumed to indicate the dependence of wives and children on provisioning husbands and fathers. The wives and children of better Hadza hunters have been found to be better-nourished, consistent with the assumption that men hunt to provision their families. Yet, as is common among foragers, the Hadza share meat widely. Analyses of meat-sharing data confirm that little of the meat from large prey went to the hunter's own household… CONTINUE READING
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