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Meagan Rachelle Mowles 817-00-9144 ANTH 205-500 Jeffrey Winking Fathering the Tsimane’ of Bolivia: Implications for the Evolution of Marriage and Biparental Care in Humans 2/25/08 In Jeffrey Winking’s lecture about fathering among the Tsimane’ of Bolivia, he compared the Great Ape mating systems with humans and marriage. Apes and gorillas have a larger selection and multiple groups mating respectively while the chimpanzees mate within their single group, making them quite promiscuous. Humans practice monogamy and some polygyny goes on. Marriage in humans is a mutually maintained iteoparous reproductive relationship. It has acknowledged sexual regulations and high levels of economic cooperation. The traditional
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Unformatted text preview: evolutionary explanation says that marriage facilitates the delivery of paternal care. It explains that sexual exclusivity offers paternity certainty; long term reproductive relationships manage opportunity costs; and facilitates efficiency and division of labor. The paternal provisioning model uses altriciality, progeny size, and complementarity to explain the paternal care. Jeffrey Winking introduced three tests in understanding the implication of paternal care: paternal investment, goals of men’s care, and effect of father’s absence. In his conclusion Winking stated, fathers do invest in children when paternal investments are provided....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ANTH 205 taught by Professor Alvard during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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