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 that are geographically proximate may exhibit the same or similar sharing practices.


Three tests were conducted: one global test, and one for both North and South America. The results were only significant for North America.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Distance CorrelationSupported only for North Americap=.63, p=.46, p=.034UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


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