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A noisy signal: To what extent are Hadza hunting reputations predictive of actual hunting skills?

Stibbard-Hawkes, Duncan; Attenborough, Robert; Marlowe, Frank


The measurement of hunting ability has been central to several debates about the goals of men's hunting among the Hadza and other hunter-gatherer populations. Hunting ability has previously been measured indirectly, by weighing the amount of food individuals bring back to camp over an extended period, their central place hunting return rate, and by conducting hunting ability interviews. Despite the centrality of the hunting ability concept, some authors (Hill & Kintigh, 2009) have expressed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-06-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution and Human Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.005


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