Current Anthropology • Vol/Iss. 63(1) • University of Chicago Press • Chicago • Published In • Pages: 68-94 •
By Lobo, José, Whitelaw, Todd, Bettencourt, Luís M. A., Wiessner, Polly, Smith, Michael E., Ortman, Scott
The exponent of the scaling relation between camp area and population size will vary between 1 and 2.
According to the model presented by the authors, it is expected that, due to proximity tensions and the carrying capacity of the environment, the area of a hunter-gatherer camp will increase exponentially for every addition to the population. The authors test this by using an ordinary least squares model to test all hunter-gatherer societies, and then generalized least squares models to control for ecology type, regional group, and culture type.
|Ordinary Least Squares & Generalized Least Squares Models||Supported||p<.01||R^2 = .68, .78, .76, .89||UNKNOWN|