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The life history of human foraging: Cross-cultural and individual variation

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Science Advances  24 Jun 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 26, eaax9070
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax9070

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vol. 6 no. 26

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  • Received for publication May 3, 2019
  • Accepted for publication March 17, 2020
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  1. Jeremy Koster1,2,*,
  2. Richard McElreath2,3,
  3. Kim Hill4,
  4. Douglas Yu5,6,7,
  5. Glenn Shepard Jr.8,
  6. Nathalie van Vliet9,
  7. Michael Gurven10,
  8. Benjamin Trumble4,11,
  9. Rebecca Bliege Bird12,
  10. Douglas Bird12,
  11. Brian Codding13,
  12. Lauren Coad9,14,
  13. Luis Pacheco-Cobos15,
  14. Bruce Winterhalder3,
  15. Karen Lupo16,
  16. Dave Schmitt16,
  17. Paul Sillitoe17,
  18. Margaret Franzen18,
  19. Michael Alvard19,
  20. Vivek Venkataraman20,
  21. Thomas Kraft10,
  22. Kirk Endicott21,
  23. Stephen Beckerman13,
  24. Stuart A. Marks22,23,
  25. Thomas Headland24,
  26. Margaretha Pangau-Adam25,26,
  27. Anders Siren27,
  28. Karen Kramer13,
  29. Russell Greaves13,
  30. Victoria Reyes-García28,29,
  31. Maximilien Guèze29,
  32. Romain Duda29,30,
  33. Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares31,
  34. Sandrine Gallois32,
  35. Lucentezza Napitupulu29,
  36. Roy Ellen33,
  37. John Ziker34,
  38. Martin R. Nielsen35,
  39. Elspeth Ready2,36,
  40. Christopher Healey37 and
  41. Cody Ross2
  1. 1Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  2. 2Department of Human Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
  3. 3Department of Anthropology and Graduate Group in Ecology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA.
  4. 4School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  5. 5State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming, China.
  6. 6School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  7. 7Center for Excellence in Animal Evolution and Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China.
  8. 8Division of Human Sciences, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil.
  9. 9Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.
  10. 10Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  11. 11Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  12. 12Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.
  13. 13Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
  14. 14Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  15. 15Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
  16. 16Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA.
  17. 17Anthropology Department, Durham University, Durham, UK.
  18. 18Unaffiliated.
  19. 19Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
  20. 20Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
  21. 21Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA.
  22. 22Department of Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, USA.
  23. 23Department of Anthropology, University of the Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa.
  24. 24Department of Anthropology, SIL International, Dallas, TX, USA.
  25. 25Department of Conservation Biology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
  26. 26Biology Department–FMIPA, Cenderawasih University, Papua, Indonesia.
  27. 27Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
  28. 28Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain.
  29. 29Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  30. 30Unit Medical Anthropology and Ecology of Disease Emergence, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
  31. 31Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
  32. 32Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.
  33. 33School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
  34. 34Department of Anthropology, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA.
  35. 35Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
  36. 36Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
  37. 37School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: jeremy.koster{at}uc.edu

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