Hadza women's time allocation, offspring provisioning, and the evolution of long postmenopausal life spans

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Hawkes, Kristen
Other Author Blurton Jones, N. G.; O'Connell, James F.
Title Hadza women's time allocation, offspring provisioning, and the evolution of long postmenopausal life spans
Date 1997
Description Extended provisioning of offspring and long postmenopausal life spans are characteristic of all modern humans but no other primates. These traits may have evolved in tandem. Analysis of relationships between women's time allocation and children's nutritional welfare among the Hadza of northern Tanzania yields results consistent with this proposition. Implications for current thought about the evolution of hominid food sharing, life history, and social organization are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Type Text
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Volume 38
Issue 4
First Page 551
Last Page 577
Subject Child care; Children, nutrition; Life spans, Biology; Mother & child; Primates; Social structure; Women; Time Management; Hominids
Subject LCSH Child care; Life cycle, Human; Longevity
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Hawkes, K., O'Connel, J.F., Jones, N.G.B. (1997). Hadza Women's time allocation, offspring provisioning, and the evolution of long postmenopausal life spans. Current Anthropology, 38(4), 551-77.
Rights Management (c) 1997 by University of Chicago Press http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/ca
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 702745
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j96qh8