Comparative Study of Territoriality across Forager Societies

Human Ecology Vol/Iss. . Springer Published In Pages: ??
By Moritz, Mark, Scaggs, Shane, Shapiro, Craig, Hinkelman, Sarah


Competition for resources is positively correlated with type of land tenure system.


Competition included: population density (numeric), population density (ordinal), total area occupied, population density, intensity of warfare. They are reported in this order below. While the overall competition variable was not significant, the population density variables were all significant as seen below.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman rank correlationNot Supportedp < 0.01; p < 0.01; p = 0.32; p < 0.01; p = .94Spearman's rho = .50; rho = .48; rho = -0.19; rho = 0.50; rho = 0.02UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Population DensityIndependentPopulation
Land tenure systemDependentReal Property
Total area occupiedIndependentLocation
Intensity of warfareIndependent External Relations, Warfare