Exploring the thrifty genotype's food-shortage assumptions: a cross-cultural comparison of ethnographic accounts of food security among foraging and agricultural societies

American Journal of Physical Anthropology Vol/Iss. 131 Published In Pages: 120-126
By Benyshek, Daniel C., Watson, James T.


There is no difference in food shortage frequency between foragers and agriculturalists (121).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mann-Whitney U-TestSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Food Shortage, Frequency OfDependentProduction And Supply, Disasters
Subsistence TypeIndependentFood Quest, Machines