Nonlinear scaling of space use in human hunter-gatherers

Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Vol/Iss. 104(11) National Academy of Sciences Published In Pages: 4765-4769
By Hamilton, Marcus J., Milne, Bruce T., Walker, Robert S., Brown, James H.


Using a representative sample of 339 hunter-gatherer societies, researchers examine the relationship between hunter-gatherer use of space, size of population and supply of resources to see if they are similar to other organisms. By combining all factors into a single model, the authors claim to explain 86% of the variation in home range. Hunters have greater resource distribution than gatherers but both more so than aquatic foragers. Lastly, terrestrial foragers have more extensive home ranges than aquatic foragers.

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