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Author Hill, Kim.

Title Ache Life History : the Ecology and Demography of a Foraging People
Published Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (582 pages)
Series Foundations of Human Behavior
Foundations of human behavior.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Life History and Demography; Why Study Life History and Demography?; The Organization of This Book; Human Evolutionary Ecology; Life History Theory; Demography and Life History Theory; Summary; 2 The Ache; Area Overview; Prehistory of Eastern Paraguay; Ethnohistory; Current Situation; Modern Ecological Studies; Biological and Genetic Affinity; Ecology of Eastern Paraguay; Forest Life; Reservation Life; Summary; 3 Study Population and Sampling Methods; Study Population
Allometry, Determinate Growth, and Ache Growth PatternsOptimal Age at First Reproduction; Summary; 12 Life History Trade-Offs and Phenotypic Correlations; The Cost of Reproduction; Offspring Number and Offspring Fitness; Components of Reproductive Success and Intergenerational Correlations; Men and Women with High Reproductive Success; Summary; 13 Kin Effects on Life History; Kin Effects on Mortality; Kin Effects on Fertility; Reproductive Senescence; Infanticide and Child Homicide; Sex-Biased Investment; Patterns in Female Mating and Female Mate Choice; Summary; 14 Conclusions
Causes of Mortality during the Forest PeriodComparison with the!Kung and Yanomamo; Causes of Death during the Contact Period; Causes of Death during the Reservation Period; Summary; 6 Rates of Mortality; The Life Table/Mortality Hazard Approach; Mortality Parameters of the Forest Living-Ache; Comparison with the!Kung and Yanomamo; The Contact Period; The Reservation Period; Summary; 7 Development, Marriage, and Other Life Course Events; Childhood Development; Adolescence; Marriage and Divorce; Old Age; Summary; 8 Female Fertility; Pregnancy and Birth; Fertility during the Forest Period
Comparison with the!Kung and YanomamoFertility during the Reservation Period; Summary; 9 Male Fertility; Paternity; Fatherhood; Fertility during the Forest Period; Comparison with the!Kung and Yanomamo; Fertility during the Reservation Period; Summary; 10 Resource Availability, Intrinsic Variation, and Life Cycle Constraints; Measures of Independent Variables in Life History Models; Infant and Childhood Mortality; Adult Mortality; Variation in Female Fertility Rate; Variation in Male Fertility Rate; Summary; 11 Body Size and the Timing of Sexual Maturity
The Sample and Methods of Data CollectionReliability of Interview Data; Sample Bias; The Contact Problem; Summary; 4 Age and Sex Structure of the Study Population; Difficulties of Estimating Ages for the Ache; Howell's Method for Estimating!Kung Ages; Some Problems Using Stable Population Models; Deriving Age Estimates for the Ache; Age-Sex Structure of the Northern Ache; Comparison with the!Kung and Yanomamo; Summary; 5 Causes of Mortality; Mortal Dangers in the Forest and on the Reservation; Customs Concerning Sickness and Death; Analytical Methods and Choice of Sample
Notes Life History of the Ache and Other Modern Foragers
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Subject Indians of South America -- Paraguay.
Indians of South America.
Form Electronic book
Author Hurtado, A.Magdalena
ISBN 1351329235