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Empirical data on food sharing in native Dolgan, Nganasan, and Nenets communities in Siberia provide evidence for hunter control over big game and fish, as well as likely benefits of inter-household sharing. Most food sharing occurs with kin and, thus, kin-selection-based nepotism cannot be ruled out. Reciprocal inter-household sharing at meals occurs less often. Social context is discussed.

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This document was originally published by Cambridge University Press in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X04340124

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