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


Different distributors of food correlate with different sharing practices.


"Acquirer as distributor" is associated with sharing within the household and within the group. "Women as distributors" is associated with sharing with partners and with reciprocity. Other distributors (e.g. leaders) are associated with prestige-related sharing activities.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Cluster Analysis, Multidimensional ScalingSupport ClaimedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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