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Fission-fusion and the evolution of hominin social systems

Abstract:

The course of hominin evolution has involved successive migrations towards higher absolute latitudes over the past three million years. Poorer habitat quality further from the equator has led to the necessity for groups occupying higher latitudes to live at lower population densities. Coupled with a trend towards increasing group size over this time period, this tendency towards expansion has led to exponential increases in the area requirements of hominin groups, and a concomitant need to ad...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of Human Evolution
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
191-200
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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ISSN:
0047-2484
URN:
uuid:94b30958-8175-48cb-bb83-11055a87e3d5
Source identifiers:
313862
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pubs:313862

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