Plasticity in Human Life History Strategy

@article{Kuzawa2012PlasticityIH,
  title={Plasticity in Human Life History Strategy},
  author={Christopher W. Kuzawa and Jared M. Bragg},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={S369 - S382}
}
The life history of Homo sapiens is characterized by a lengthy period of juvenile dependence that requires extensive allocare, short interbirth intervals with concomitantly high fertility rates, and a life span much longer than that of other extant great apes. Although recognized as species-defining, the traits that make up human life history are also notable for their extensive within- and between-population variation, which appears to trace largely to phenotypic and developmental plasticity… 
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