Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

Living Edition
| Editors: Todd K. Shackelford, Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford

Male-Provisioning Hypothesis

  • Siobhán M. MattisonEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_105-1

Abstract

Food sharing hypothesis; Hunting hypothesis.

Keywords

Nuclear Family Paternal Investment Sexual Division Dependent Offspring Good Hunter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Bliege Bird, R., & Bird, D. W. (2008). Why women hunt: Risk and contemporary foraging in a Western Desert Aboriginal Community. Current Anthropology, 49(4), 655–693. doi:10.1086/587700.Google Scholar
  2. Blurton Jones, N. G., Marlowe, F. W., Hawkes, K., & O’Connell, J. F. (2000). Paternal investment and hunter-gatherer divorce rates. In L. Cronk, N. Chagnon, & W. Irons (Eds.), Adaptation and human behavior: An anthropological perspective (pp. 69–90). New York: Aldine de Gruyter.Google Scholar
  3. Brown, J. K. (1970). A note on the division of labor by sex. American Anthropologist, 72(5), 1073–1078. doi:10.1525/aa.1970.72.5.02a00070.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Cordain, L., Miller, J. B., Eaton, S. B., Mann, N., Holt, S. H., & Speth, J. D. (2000). Plant-animal subsistence ratios and macronutrient energy estimations in worldwide hunter-gatherer diets. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71(3), 682–692.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Dart, R. A. (1953). The predatory transition from ape to man. International Anthropological and Linguistic Review, 1, 201–217.Google Scholar
  6. Gray, P. B., & Anderson, K. G. (2010). Fatherhood: Evolution and human paternal behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Gurven, M., & Hill, K. (2009). Why Do Men Hunt? A reevaluation of “man the hunter” and the sexual division of labor. Current Anthropology, 50(1), 51–74. doi:10.1086/595620.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Gurven, M., & von Rueden, C. (2006). Hunting, social status and biological fitness. Biodemography and Social Biology, 53(1–2), 81–99. doi:10.1080/19485565.2006.9989118.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Hawkes, K. (1991). Showing off: Tests of an hypothesis about men’s foraging goals. Ethology and Sociobiology, 12, 29–54.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Hawkes, K. (2004). Mating, parenting, and the evolution of human pair bonds. In Kinship and behavior in primates (pp. 443–473). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  11. Hawkes, K., & Bliege Bird, R. (2002). Showing off, handicap signaling, and the evolution of men’s work. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 11, 58–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Hawkes, K., O’Connell, J. F., & Jones, N. G. B. (2014). More lessons from the Hadza about men’s work. Human Nature, 25(4), 596–619. doi:10.1007/s12110-014-9212-5.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Hewlett, B. S. (1988). Sexual selection and parental investment among Aka Pygmies. In L. Betzig, M. Borgerhoff Mulder, & P. Turke (Eds.), Human reproductive behaviour (pp. 263–276). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  14. Hill, K. (1982). Hunting and human evolution. Journal of Human Evolution, 11(6), 521–544. doi:10.1016/S0047-2484(82)80107-3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Isaac, G. (1978). The food-sharing behavior of protohuman hominids. Scientific American, 238(4), 90–108.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. Kaplan, H., Hill, K., Lancaster, J., & Hurtado, A. M. (2000). A theory of human life history evolution: Diet, intelligence, and longevity. Evolutionary Anthropology, 9, 156–185.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Klein, R. G. (2009). The human career: Human biological and cultural origins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Kokko, H., & Jennions, M. D. (2008). Parental investment, sexual selection and sex ratios. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21(4), 919–948. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01540.x.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  19. Lancaster, J. B., & Lancaster, C. (1987). The watershed: Change in parental-investment and family-formation strategies in the course of human evolution. In Parenting across the life span: Biosocial dimensions (pp. 187–205). New York: A. de Gruyter.Google Scholar
  20. Lancaster, J. B., & Lancaster, C. S. (1983). Parental investment: The hominid adaptation. In D. Ortner (Ed.), How humans adapt: Biocultural odyssey (pp. 33–56). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
  21. Lovejoy, C. O. (1981). The origin of man. Science, 211, 341–350.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  22. Marlowe, F. (2000). Paternal investment and the human mating system. Behavioral Processes, 51, 45–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Marlowe, F. W. (2003). A critical period for provisioning by Hadza men: Implications for pair bonding. Evolution and Human Behavior, 24, 217–229.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Mattison, S. M., Scelza, B., & Blumenfield, T. (2014). Paternal investment and the positive effects of fathers among the matrilineal Mosuo of Southwest China. American Anthropologist, 116(3), 591–610.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Quinlan, R. J., & Flinn, M. V. (2005). Kinship, sex, and fitness in a Caribbean community. Human Nature, 16, 32–57.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. Scelza, B. A. (2013). Choosy but not chaste: Multiple mating in human females. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 22(5), 259–269. doi:10.1002/evan.21373.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Sear, R. (2016). Beyond the nuclear family: An evolutionary perspective on parenting. Current Opinion in Psychology, 7, 98–103. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.08.013.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Sear, R., & Mace, R. (2008). Who keeps children alive? A review of the effects of kin on child survival. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 1–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Washburn, S. L., & Lancaster, C. S. (1968). The evolution of hunting. In R. B. Lee & I. DeVore (Eds.), Man the hunter (pp. 293–303). Chicago: Aldine.Google Scholar
  30. Wood, B. M., & Marlowe, F. W. (2014). Toward a reality-based understanding of Hadza Men’s work. Human Nature, 25(4), 620–630. doi:10.1007/s12110-014-9218-z.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA