Let's go fishing: A quantitative analysis of subsistence choices with a special focus on mixed economies among small-scale societies

PLoS ONE Vol/Iss. 16(8) Public Library of Science San Francisco Published In Pages: e0254539
By Ahedo, Virginia, Zurro, Débora, Carro, Jorge, Galán, José Manuel


In this study, the authors analyze subsistence economies to better understand their variability and success, the role of the environment in different subsistence choices, and the relevance of fishing, specifically in mixed economies. They find regular subsistence patterns, suggesting that not all subsistence combinations are successful. Their findings also indicate that environment influences subsistence choice, mixed economies are common, and that fishing plays a key role in mixed economies.

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