Let's go fishing: A quantitative analysis of subsistence choices with a special focus on mixed economies among small-scale societies

PLoS ONE Vol/Iss. 16(8) Public Library of Science San Francisco Published In Pages: e0254539
By Ahedo, Virginia, Zurro, Débora, Carro, Jorge, Galán, José Manuel


Fishing will play an important role in the development of viable alternatives to cultivation.


Support for this hypothesis primarily hinged on the finding that fishing was a significant contributor (over 10% of total subsistence base) in 60% of clusters, and almost ubiquitous in subsistence economies classified as "mixed economies."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
ClusteringSupport claimedN/AN/AN/A


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
AgricultureUNKNOWNDiet, Tillage
ComplexityUNKNOWNSettlement Patterns, Territorial Hierarchy
FishingUNKNOWNDiet, Fishing