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The global geography of human subsistence

Gavin, Michael C; Kavanagh, PH; Haynie, HJ; Bowern, Claire; Ember, Carol R; Gray, Russell; Jordan, Fiona M.; Kirby, Kathryn R; Kushnick, Geoff; Low, Bobbi S; Vilela, Bruno; Botero, Carlos A.


How humans obtain food has dramatically reshaped ecosystems and altered both the trajectory of human history and the characteristics of human societies. Our species' subsistence varies widely, from predominantly foraging strategies, to plantbased agriculture and animal husbandry. The extent to which environmental, social and historical factors have driven such variation is currently unclear. Prior attempts to resolve longstanding debates on this topic have been hampered by an over-reliance on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society Open Science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171897
Access Rights: Open Access


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