Intensification, tipping points, and social change in a coupled forager-resource system

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 23(4) Springer Published In Pages: 419-446
By Freeman, Jacob, Anderies, John M.


"social regimes should manifest among groups with and without institutional ownership (434)"; groups with formal resource ownership will exhibit higher slope in the relationship between time in a habitat and population density


Slope comparison used to assess rate of change. Slopes were found to be higher when tenure was present across all three subsistence types.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp < 0.05 for each groupUNKNOWNUNKNOWN