An equilibrium conflict model of land tenure in hunter-gatherer societies

The Journal of Political Economy Vol/Iss. 111 Published In Pages: 124-173
By Baker, Matthew


This study examines land ownership and territoriality among hunter-gatherers in relation to resource density and predictability and defense technology. A model is presented and briefly tested on a cross-cultural sample of 14 hunter-gatherer societies. Results suggest that societies in more resource-rich areas will be more territorial than societies in less resource-rich areas.

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