Causes of toolkit variation among hunter-gatherers: a test of four competing hypotheses

Canadian Journal of Archaeology Vol/Iss. 29 Canadian Archaeological Association Published In Pages: 1-19
By Collard, Mark, Kemery, Michael, Banks, Samantha


This study tests four hypotheses that propose potential environmental and social predictors of toolkit size and complexity among hunter-gatherers. Hypotheses predicting relationships between population size, residential mobility, type of food resources and toolkit structure are not supported. Risk of resource failure is the only variable that is significantly associated with toolkit structure.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
OtherOther ResearchersFrom Oswalt (1976) and Torrence (1983, 1989)

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