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Life history theory and human evolution : a chronicle of ideas and findings

@inproceedings{Hawkes2006LifeHT,
  title={Life history theory and human evolution : a chronicle of ideas and findings},
  author={Kristen Hawkes},
  year={2006}
}
  • Kristen Hawkes
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Fertility ends at similar ages in women and female chimpanzees, but humans usually live longer and mature later. We also differ from our closest living relatives in weaning infants before they can feed themselves. The comparisons pose questions about when and why the distinctively human life history traits evolved in our lineage. Here I outline the basic framework of the field of life history evolution and, against that background, chronicle past inquiries into each of these distinctively human… CONTINUE READING

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