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


Populations with common language history may exhibit the same or similar sharing practices.


Shared linguistic identification is used as a proxy for common ancestry. Tests were conducted on both a wider continental model as well as for North and South America specifically, neither of which produced significant results.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA)Not supportedp>.1UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Linguistic IdentificationIndependentLinguistic Identification
Food sharing practicesDependentEating, Mutual Aid