Hunter-gatherers have less famine than agriculturalists

Julia Berbesque, Frank W. Marlowe, Peter Shaw, Peter Thompson

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Abstract

The idea that hunter-gatherer societies experience more frequent famine than societies with other modes of subsistence is pervasive in the literature on human evolution. This idea underpins, for example, the 'thrifty genotype hypothesis'. This hypothesis
Original languageEnglish
JournalBIOLOGY LETTERS
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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