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The analysis of hunter-gatherer diets: Stalking an optimal foraging model

  • Author(s): Winterhalder, B
  • Editor(s): Harris, M
  • Ross, EB
  • et al.
Abstract

MY TITLE ALLUDES TO HUNTING. THE IMAGERY IS DELIBERATE: I intend a somewhat predatory engagement with the subject. How do ecological factors affect hunter-gatherer decisions about the harvest of non-produced food resources? What are the ecological strategies of the food quest? And, especially,. how does one go about asking these questions? What is a productive or heuristically useful research procedure? I will suggest that the analytic process is a little like foraging itself. The inquiry is, in a sense, the quarry. © 2009 by Temple University Press. All rights reserved.

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