Hunting income patterns among the Hadza: big game, common goods, foraging goals and the evolution of the human diet.

@article{Hawkes1991HuntingIP,
  title={Hunting income patterns among the Hadza: big game, common goods, foraging goals and the evolution of the human diet.},
  author={K. Hawkes and J. O'connell and N. G. Jones},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={334 1270},
  pages={
          243-50; discussion 250-1
        }
}
  • K. Hawkes, J. O'connell, N. G. Jones
  • Published 1991
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • The assumption that large mammal hunting and scavenging are economically advantageous to hominid foragers is examined in the light of data collected among the Hadza of northern Tanzania. Hadza hunters disregard small prey in favour of larger forms (mean adult mass greater than or equal to 40 kg). Here we report experimental data showing that hunters would reduce their mean rates if they included small animals in the array they target. Still, daily variance in large animal hunting returns is… CONTINUE READING
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