Male care and mating effort among Hadza foragers

  title={Male care and mating effort among Hadza foragers},
  author={Frank W. Marlowe},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • F. Marlowe
  • Published 9 June 1999
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Abstract Paternal care figures prominently in many scenarios of human evolution. Recently, however, such scenarios have been challenged on two scores. First, the level of male contribution may be insignificant. Second, male care may be provided as a form of mating effort, rather than parenting effort. In theory, since men can enhance their Darwinian fitness both by providing care to their own offspring if this raises offspring fitness and by pursuing additional mates if this leads to additional… 

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