Life histories, blood revenge, and reproductive success among the Waorani of Ecuador.

  title={Life histories, blood revenge, and reproductive success among the Waorani of Ecuador.},
  author={Stephen Beckerman and Pamela I. Erickson and James Yost and Jhanira Regalado and Lilia Jaramillo and Corey S. Sparks and Moises Iromenga and Kathryn Long},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 20},
The Waorani may have the highest rate of homicide of any society known to anthropology. We interviewed 121 Waorani elders of both sexes to obtain genealogical information and recollections of raids in which they and their relatives participated. We also obtained complete raiding histories of 95 warriors. An analysis of the raiding histories, marital trajectories, and reproductive histories of these men reveals that more aggressive warriors have lower indices of reproductive success than their… CONTINUE READING
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