Human Interaction and Cooperation: A Quantitative Analysis of a Mongolian, Pastoralist Camp
Human cooperation is a universal trait among small scale societies. Cooperation and resource sharing allows for a wide range of flexibility among individuals and groups. It enables us to live in harsh environments, such as the arctic, and survive environmental and social upheaval. This study uses statistical analysis in examining the factors that drive intragroup interaction among Dukha reindeer herders of Mongolia. Data acquired from time lapse images taken of household areas in a Dukha summer camp during July and August of 2012 from an ongoing ethnoarchaeological study are used. Statistical ...
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