Seasonality in a Foraging Society: Variation in Diet, Work Effort, Fertility, and Sexual Division of Labor among the Hiwi of Venezuela

  title={Seasonality in a Foraging Society: Variation in Diet, Work Effort, Fertility, and Sexual Division of Labor among the Hiwi of Venezuela},
  author={Ana Magdalena Hurtado and Kim R. Hill},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={293 - 346}
  • A. Hurtado, K. Hill
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
In this paper we describe seasonal variation in the diet, subsistence work effort, and sexual division of labor among Hiwi foragers of Venezuela. The major findings are: (1) The Hiwi diet is characterized by stability in hunted resources but extreme seasonality in vegetable resource types. (2) Men and women show significant seasonal variations in subsistence work effort and, therefore, in the character of the sexual division of labor. (3) Significant seasonal weight changes for each sex are… 
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