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Mark Dyble, James Thompson, et al.
Networks of Food Sharing Reveal the Functional Significance of Multilevel Sociality in Two Hunter-Gatherer Groups. Current Biology, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.05.064 Published: July 21, 2016