Moving beyond Stereotypes of Men's Foraging Goals

@article{Gurven2010MovingBS,
  title={Moving beyond Stereotypes of Men's Foraging Goals},
  author={Michael D. Gurven and Kim R. Hill},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2010},
  volume={51},
  pages={265 - 267}
}
We concur with the title of the Hawkes, O’Connell, and Coxworth discussion, “Family provisioning is not the only reason men hunt” (Hawkes et al. 2010). We said so explicitly in our paper, and we advocated a similar conclusion to theirs, which is that “explaining the variability should be the task at hand.” We repeat that the major point of our essay was to highlight the complexity of evaluating why men hunt and share food and to suggest that multiple motivations transcend the dichotomy of… 
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