Why Do Men Hunt?

  title={Why Do Men Hunt?},
  author={Michael D. Gurven and Kim R. Hill},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={51 - 74}
  • M. Gurven, K. Hill
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Current Anthropology
The role of men in hunter‐gatherer societies has been subject to vigorous debate over the past 15 years. The proposal that men hunt wild game as a form of status signaling or “showing off” to provide reproductive benefits to the hunter challenges the traditional view that men hunt to provision their families. Two broad assumptions underlie the signaling view: (1) hunting is a poor means of obtaining food, and (2) hunted game is a public good shared widely with others and without expectation of… Expand
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