Kinship, lineage, and an evolutionary perspective on cooperative hunting groups in Indonesia

@article{Alvard2003KinshipLA,
  title={Kinship, lineage, and an evolutionary perspective on cooperative hunting groups in Indonesia},
  author={Michael Alvard},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={129-163}
}
  • M. Alvard
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Nature
Work was conducted among traditional, subsistence whale hunters in Lamalera, Indonesia, in order to test if strict biological kinship or lineage membership is more important for explaining the organization of cooperative hunting parties ranging in size from 8 to 14 men. Crew identifications were collected for all 853 hunts that occurred between May 3 and August 5, 1999. Lineage identity and genetic relatedness were determined for a sample of 189 hunters. Results of matrix regression show that… Expand

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