Economic Systems of Foraging, Agricultural, and Industrial Societies

Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: 316
By Frederic L. Pryor


Foraging economy type (Classic, transitional, human-wealth oriented, intangible-wealth oriented, politically oriented, and physical-wealth oriented) will be associated with various environmental attributes. (49)


Absolute latitude, famine threat, and percentage of subsistence derived from fishing are all positively associated, and effective temperature and percentage of subsistence derived from gathering are negatively associated with economic development. No other variables listed were significantly associated.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regressionPartially supportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN