Publication details for Prof Robert H. LaytonLayton, R.H. (2005). Are immediate-return strategies adaptive? In Property and equality volume 1: ritualisation, sharing, egalitarianism. Widlok, T. & Tadesse, W. New York: Berghahn. 1: 130-150.
- Publication type: Chapter in book
- ISSN/ISBN: 1845452135
- Keywords: foraging, adaptation, politics
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Argues that the social strategies that James Woodburn characterised as 'immediate return' are adaptive in specified ecological contexts. Woodburn's 'delayed return' strategies constitute a composite category. When the components (technology, territoriality) are separated they too can be shown to be adaptive in specific ecologies.