Systematic description and analysis of food sharing practices among hunter-gatherer societies of the Americas

Hunter Gatherer Research Vol/Iss. 4(1) Liverpool University Press Published In Pages: 113-150
By Caro, Jorge, Bortoloni, Eugenio


"Demand" is not correlated with other aspects of food sharing.


Demand Sharing is defined by the authors: "In small-scale societies it is common for individuals to demand or ask others for a part of their resources. This practice is known as Demand Sharing and is considered one of the most basic forms of distribution (Macdonald 2000; Widlok 2013)". Demand is grouped alone in the cluster analysis, but is grouped with prestige-related activities in the multidimensional scaling model.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Cluster Analysis, Multidimensional ScalingSupport ClaimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Food sharing practicesUNKNOWNEating, Mutual Aid