Nonlinear scaling of space use in human hunter-gatherers

Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Vol/Iss. 104(11) National Academy of Sciences Published In Pages: 4765-4769
By Hamilton, Marcus J., Milne, Bruce T., Walker, Robert S., Brown, James H.


Aquatic foragers will have less space per person than hunters and gatherers.


Compares aquatic foragers with hunters and gatherers. While aquatic foragers require less space per person than hunters and gatherers, the slope is not significantly different.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Regression Analysis-Least SquaresPartially SupportedUNKNOWNBeta for aquatic foragers = 0.78; Beta for hunters = 0.90; Beta for gatherers = 0.64UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Resource Range DependentLocation