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Aaron Lukaszewski
Bird et al: hunter-gatherers maintain extensive relationships with non-kin, within societies that are effectively much larger than has been assumed. —>partner choice must have played a larger role in ancestral social life than many beh ecologists claim.
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Haq Nawaz Apr 13
Replying to @SpeciesTypical
Perhaps, hunter-gatheres of post Paleolithic are different from the Paleolithic ones.
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C.Cinnsealach Apr 13
Replying to @SpeciesTypical
"landscapes of anthropogenic construction" not too clear if the concl assumes these always existed pre-settlement.
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Will Apr 13
Broadly it fits well with other reported findings from elsewhere
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Will Apr 13
Replying to @SpeciesTypical
But I sort of question their downplaying of genetic ties: hunter-gatherer camps are mostly comprised of people with genetic and affinal relationships
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Aaron Lukaszewski Apr 13
Replying to @Evolving_Moloch
I think the point is that there is variability across camps in extent of genetic relatedness. And even if coresidence camps are primarily kin-based, there is a ton of voluntary cooperation among non-kin, far & wide. Important re: sel pressures shaping psych of partner choice.
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Gemma Seymour ⭐️ 🔰 🇵🇭 Apr 14
I honestly would have thought this would be pretty obvious to anyone who stops and thinks about the structure of society and how settled agriculture developed into Civilisation. Even looking at pseudo-tribal movements in the present day gives clues.
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Yes. Social organisation may have been an advantage over Neanderthals and Denisovians.
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Aaron Lukaszewski Apr 17
I’d have thought so too, but many beh ecologists are highly skeptical of the claim that cooperation with a range of nonkin partners wasn’t common or important enough among human ancestors to select for psych mechanisms for partner choice. This (&other stuff) shows otherwise, imho
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Helga Apr 17
Sure, every camping party is comprised of people who are family or husband’s family, but they also have friends who are honorary family. A camping party (AKA “Band”) is a temporary little node in a vast network. Individuals in a camp have a maximum 2/3 network overlap.
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Anthony C. Lopez Jun 12
really agree re variability. I find this much more useful than rival claims of what bands, camps, societies etc "mostly" consisted of.
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