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Evolutionary Anthropology Journal Club

 The Evolutionary Journal Club meets weekly to discuss current/important articles from the body of anthropological literature. 

This semester we're meeting Fridays at 12:00-1:00pm in the Gardner Commons, room 3015.

The Evolutionary Journal Club provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to engage with cutting-edge reasearch in group discussions lead by Dr. Kristen Hawkes, a leading expert in the fields of Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Anthropology. This opportunity is one of the signature expieriences of a graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.

Current Semester Reading Schedule:

September 13th

Cawthon et al (2019). Lower germline mutation rates in young adults predict longer lives and longer reproductive lifespans. medRxiv 19004184. Preprint. doi: 10.1101/19004184
Link to article:
Discussant: Alan Rogers 

September 6th
Gurven, M. D., & Davison, R. J. (2019). Periodic catastrophes over human evolutionary history are necessary to explain the forager population paradox.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(26), 12758–12766. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902406116
Link to article:
Discussant: Michael Weight

August 30th
Wrangham, R. (2017). “Control of Fire in the Paleolithic: Evaluating the Cooking Hypothesis.” Current Anthropology 58 (S16): S303-S313.
Link to article:
Discussant: Earl Keefe 

April 5

Miller et al.. 2019. “Speeding in the slow lane: Phylogenetic comparative analyses reveal that not all human life history traits are exceptional.” Journal of Human Evolution 130, pp 36-44.

Link to article:

Discussant: NA


March 22

Barker et al (2019). Content, cost, and context: A framework for understanding human signaling systems. Evolutionary Anthropology, 1-14.

Link to article:

Discussant: NA

Friday March 8

Rosenbaum et al (2018). “Caring for infants is associated with increased reproductive success for male mountain gorillas.” Scientific Reports, Vol 8, Article number: 15223.

Link to article:

Discussant: NA 

March 1

Thompson, N. A., & Cords, M. (2018). “Stronger social bonds do not always predict greater longevity in a gregarious primate.” Ecology and Evolution, 8(3), 1604-1614.

Link to article: 

Discussant: Tim Webster


February 22

Boesch et al (2019). “Learning curves and teaching when acquiring nut-cracking in humans and chimpanzees.” Scientific Reports, Vol 9, Article number: 1515.

Link to article:

Discussant: Tim Webster


February 15

Kraft et al (2018). “Foraging Performance, Prosociality, and Kin Presence Do Not Predict Lifetime Reproductive Success in Batek Hunter-Gatherers.” Human Nature.

Link to article:

Discussant: na


February 8

Koster et al (in prep). “Kinship Ties Across the Lifespan in Human Communities.”

Link to article: ARTICLE and SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL provided via Ubox

Discussant: Jeremy Koster

February 1

Ross and Winterhalder (2018). “Evidence for encounter-conditional, area-restricted search in a preliminary study of Colombian blowgun hunters.” PLOS ONE 13(12): e0207633.

Link to article:

Discussant: Brian Codding

January 25

Markus Port et al (2018). “Reproductive tolerance in male primates: Old paradigms and new evidence.” Evolutionary Anthropology 27(3), pp 107-120.

Link to article:

Discussant: Mike Weight

January 18

Martin Surbeck et al (2017). “Sex-specific association patterns in bonobos and chimpanzees reflect species differences in cooperation.” R. Soc. open sci. 4: 161081.

Link to article:

Discussant: Earl Keefe

November 30

Nicole Barbaro et al (2018). “Men’s Interest in Allying with a Previous Combatant for Future Group Combat.” Human Nature, 29, p. 328-336.

Link to article:

Discussant: Earl Keefe

November 16

Macfarlan et al (2018). “Bands of brothers and in-laws: Waorani warfare, marriage and alliance formation.” Proc. R. Soc. B 2018 285 20181859; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1859.

Link to article:

Discussant: Shane Macfarlan


November 9

Cooper, G. A., Levin, S. R., Wild, G. and West, S. A. (2018). “Modeling relatedness and demography in social evolution.” Evolution Letters, 2: 260-271.

Link to article:

Discussant: Michael Weight


November 2

Hellmann and Hamilton (2018). “Dominant and subordinate outside options alter help and eviction in a pay-to-stay negotiation model.” Behavioral Ecology, Vol 29 (3), 553–562.

Link to article:

Discussant: Kurt Wilson


October 26

Bro-Jorgensen et al (2007). “Uninformative Exaggeration of Male Sexual Ornaments in Barn Swallows.” Current Biology 17 (10), 850–855.

Link to article:

Discussant: TBD


October 19

Jay M. Bierneskie et al (2018). “A general model of biological signals, from cues to handicaps.” Evolution Letters Vol 2 (3), June 2018, pp 201-209

Link to article:

Discussant: Michael Weight


October 12

Fall Break


October 5

Tomasello and Gonzaelz-Cabrera (2017). “The Role of Ontogeny in the Evolution of Human Cooperation.” Human Nature, vol 28, pp 274-288.

Link to article:

Discussant: Michael Weight


September 28

Richard B. Lee (2018). “Hunter-Gatherers and Human Evolution: New Light on Old Debates.” Annual Review of Anthropology Vol. 47 (1).

Link to article:

Discussant: Earl Keefe


September 21

Thomas K Lameris et al (2018). “Nest defensibility decreases home-range size in central place foragers.” Behavioral Ecology, ary077.

Link to article:

Discussant: Kenneth B. Vernon


September 14

Richard Potts et al (2018). “Environmental dynamics during the onset of the Middle Stone Age in eastern Africa.” Science Vol 360 (6384), pp.86-90. DOI: 10.1126/science.aao2200

Link to article:

Discussant: Tyler Faith


September 7

Viviane Slon et al (2018). “The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father.” Nature Letter 22 August 2018.

Link to article:

Discussant: TBD


August 31

James F. O’Connell et al (2018). “When did Homo sapiens first reach Southeast Asia and Sahul?” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol 115 (34). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1808385115

Link to article:

Discussant: James F. O’Connell

Spring 2018

13 March

30 March

16 March

9 March

2 March

23 February

16 February

9 February

2 February

26 January


1 December

17 November

10 November

3 November 

27 October

20 October

6 October

29 September 

22 September 

15 September

6 September


21 April

14 April

7 April

31 March

24 March

10 March

24 February

17 February

10 February 

3 February 

27 January 

20 January


13 January

2 December

  • Isakov A, Holcomb A, Glowacki L, Christakis NA. 2016. Modeling the role of networks and individual differences in inter-group violence. PloS one 11(2):e0148314.

18 November

  • Bădescu I, Katzenberg MA, Watts DP, Sellen DW. 2016. A novel fecal stable isotope approach to determine the timing of age‐related feeding transitions in wild infant chimpanzees. Am J Phys Anthropol. on line Oct 21. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23116. 

11 November

  • Willems EP, Arseneau TJ, Schleuning X, van Schaik CP. 2015. Communal range defence in primates as a public goods dilemma. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 370(1683):20150003.

4 November

  • Gruber T, Clay Z. 2016. A Comparison Between Bonobos and Chimpanzees: A Review and Update. Evolutionary Anthropology:Issues, News, and Reviews25(5):239-52.

28 October

  • Quach et al. (2016). Genetic adaptation and Neanderthal admixture shaped the immune system of human populations. Cell

22 October

  • Schnegg M. 2016. Collective Foods: Situating Food on the Continuum of Private-Common Property Regimes. Current Anthropology 57(5):683-689.

7 October

  • Lehtonen J, Parker GA, Schärer L, 2016. Why anisogamy drives ancestral sex roles. Evolution 70(5):1129–1135.

30 September

  • McAuliffe K, Wrangham R, Glowacki L, Russell AF. 2015. When cooperation begets cooperation: the role of key individuals in galvanizing support. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 370(1683):20150012.

26 September

  • Tokuyama N, Furuichi T. 2016. Do friends help each other? Patterns of female coalition formation in wild bonobos at Wamba. Animal Behaviour 119:27-35.

16 September

  • von Rueden CR, Jaeggi AV. 2016. Men’s status and reproductive success in 33 nonindustrial societies: Effects of subsistence, marriage system, and reproductive strategy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Sep 6:201606800.

9 September

  • Gowlett JA. 2016. The discovery of fire by humans: a long and convoluted process. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 371(1696):20150164.

2 September

  • Finlay, B.L  and Syal, S.  (2014) The pain of altruism.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18: 615-617.
  • Finlay, B.L. and Uchiyama, R. (2015) Developmental mechanisms channeling cortical evolution.   Trends in Neurosciences  38:69-76.

22 April

  • Gilby IC, Machanda ZP, Mjungu DC, Rosen J, Muller MN, Pusey AE, Wrangham RW. 2015. ‘Impact hunters’ catalyse cooperative hunting in two wild chimpanzee communities. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 370(1683):20150005.

15 April

  • Carmody RN, Dannemann M, Briggs AW, Nickel B, Groopman EE, Wrangham RW, Kelso J. 2016. Genetic evidence of human adaptation to a cooked diet. Genome Biology and Evolution. Advance Access published March 14, 2016 doi:10.1093/gbe/evw059

08 April 

  • Colleran H. 2016 The cultural evolution of fertility decline. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371 : 20150152.

01 April

  • Fromhage L, Jennions M, Koko H. 2016. The evolution of sex roles in mate searching. Evolution 70-3: 617-624.

25 March 

  • Puts, DA. 2016. Human sexual selection. Current Opinion in Psychology 7:28-32.

11 March

  • Sellayah D, Cagampang FR, Cox RD. 2014. On the evolutionary origins of obesity: a new hypothesis. Endocrinology155(5):1573-88.

04 March

26 February

  • Berbesque JC, Wood BM, Crittenden AN, Mabulla A, & Marlowe F. 2016. Eat first, share later: Hadza Hunter-gatherer men consume more while foraging than in central places. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.01.003

19 February 

  • Bshary R, Zuberbühler K, van Schaik CP. 2016. Why mutual helping in most natural systems is neither conflict-free nor based on maximal conflict. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 371(1687):20150091.

12 February

  • Lewis HM, Vinicius L, Strods J, Mace R, Migliano AB. High mobility explains demand sharing and enforced cooperation in egalitarian hunter-gatherers. Nature communications. 2014 Dec 16;5.

05 February 

  • Shenk MK, Starkweather K, Kress, HC, & Alam N. 2013. Does Absence Matter?                                                                                                                    A Comparison of Three Types of Father Absence in Rural Bangladesh. Hum Nat 24(1): 76-110.

29 January

  • Dyble M, Salali GD, Chaudhary N, Page A, Smith D, Thompson J, Vinicius L, Mace R, Migliano AB. 2015. Sex equality can explain the unique social structure of hunter-gatherer bands. Science 348(6236): 796-798. 

22 January 

  • Warneken, F. and Rosati, A.G. 2015. Cognitive capacities for cooking in chimpanzees. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20150229.
  • Beran MJ, Hopper LM, de Waal FBM, Sayers K, and Brosnan SF. 2015. Chimpanzee food preferences, associative learning, and the origins of cooking. Learn Behav (published online: 10 December 2015).

15 January

  • Young , SM, Benyshek, DC, and Lienard, P (2012). The Conspicuous Absence of Placenta Consumption in Human Postpartum Females: The Fire Hypothesis. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 51:3, 198-217

04 December

  • Kramer, K.L., & Otarola-Castillo, E. (2015).  When Mothers Need Others: The impact of hominin life history evolution on cooperative breeding. Journal of Human Evolution (84):16-24.

20 November

  • O'Malley, R. C., Stanton, M. A., Gilby, I. C., Lonsdorf, E. V., Pusey, A., Markham, A. C., & Murray, C. M. (2016). Reproductive state and rank influence patterns of meat consumption in wild female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Journal of Human Evolution, 90, 16-28.

11 November

  • Attwell, Kovarovic, & Kendall (2015). Fire in the Plio-Pleistocene: the functions of hominin fire use, and the mechanistic, developmental, and evolutionary cosequences. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 93:1-20.

06 November

  • Dixson and Rantala (2015). The role of facial and body hair distribution in women's judgments of men's sexual attractiveness. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

30 October

  • Ellsworth, Shenk, Bailey, & Walker (2015). Comparative study of reproductive skew and pair-bond stability using genealogies from 80 small-scale human societies. American Journal of Human Biology. 

23 October

09 October 

  • dos Santos and Wedekind. 2015. Reputation based on punishment rather than generosity allows for evolution of cooperation in sizable groups. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36(1): 59--64. 

01 October 

  • Berger et al. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife;4:e09560. 

25 September 

  • Zihlman & Bolter. 2015. Body composition in Pan paniscus compared with Homo sapiens has implications for changes during human evolution. PNAS, 112(24): 7466-7471.

18 September

  • Hardy et al. 2015. The Importance of Dietary Carbohydrate in Human Evolution. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 90(3): 251-268. 

11 September 

  • Perry G, Daly M, Mcfarlan S. 2014.  Maternal foster families provide more stable placements than paternal families. Children & Youth Services Review, 46: 155-159. 

4 September

  • Hannes R, Leunissen JM, van Vugt M 2015.  Historical and experimental evidence of sexual selection for war heroism. Evol Hum Beh 36: 367–373.

24 April

  • Emery Thompson, M et al. 2014. Male chimpanzees compromise the foraging success of their mates in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Behav Ecol Sociobiol, 68: 1973-1983.

17 April

  • Janmaat et al. 2014. Wild chimpanzees plan their breakfast time, type, and location. PNAS, 46: 16343-16348.

10 April

  • Biernaskie, Grafen, & Perry. 2014. The evolution of index signals to avoid the cost of dishonesty. Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20140876 pdf

3 April 

  • Apicella, CL. 2014.Upper-body strength predicts hunting reputation and reproductive success in Hadza hunter–gatherers. Evolution & Human Behavior, 35: 508-518. 

27 March

  •  Ragonnet-Cronin M, et al. 2012.  Adaptive Evolution of HIV at HLA Epitopes Is Associated with Ethnicity in Canada. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36933. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036933

 13 March

  • Zink et al. 2014. Food material properties and early hominin processing techniques. Journal of Human Evolution, 77: 155-166.

8 March

  • Gilby et al. 2013. Ecology rather than psychology explains co-occurrence of predation and border patrols in male chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour, 8: 61-74.

27 February

  • Gillespie-Lynch et al. Gestural and symbolic development among apes and humans: support for a multimodal theory of language evolution. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1228. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01228.

20 February

  • Lyle III, HF & Smith EA. 2014 The Reputational and social network benefits of pro sociality in an Andean community. PNAS, 111(13): 4820--4825.

13 February

8 February

  • Higham T et al. 2015. The timing and spatiotemporal patterning of Neanderthal disappearance. Nature, 512: 306-309

30 January

23 January

    • Pradhan GR, Pandid SA & van Schaik 2014 Why do Chimpanzee Males Attack the Females of Neighboring Communities?  Am J Phys Anthropol 155:430–435.

12 December

  • Fairbanks LA et al. 2012 Maternal and offspring dopamine D4 receptor genotypes interact to influence juvenil impulsivity in vervet monkeys. Psychological Science 23(10): 1199-1104.

5 December

  • Shimelmitz, R., Kuhn, S. L., Jelinek, A. J., Ronen, A., Clark, A. E., & Weinstein-Evron, M. 2014. 'Fire at will': The emergence of habitual fire use 350,000 years ago. Journal of Human Evolution. DOI:10.1016/J.JHEVOL.2014.07.005.

21 November

  • Thanksgiving Break

21 November

  • Scott et al. 2014. Human preferences for sexually dimorphic faces may be evolutionarily novel Proc Nat Acad Sci 111 (40):14388–14393.

14 November

  • Wilson, ML et al. 2014 Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts. Nature 513 doi:10.1038/nature13727.

7 November

  • Macfarlan, Shane J. , Robert S. Walker, Mark V. Flinn, and Napoleon A. Chagnon. 2014. Lethal coalitionary aggression & long-term alliance formation among Yanomamo men. Proc Nat Acad Sci

31 October

  • Krief S, Cibot M, Bortolamiol S, Seguya A, Krief J-M, et al. (2014) Wild Chimpanzees on the Edge: Nocturnal Activities in Croplands. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109925. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109925

24 October

  • Shona Duguid, Emily Wyman, Anke F. Bullinger, Katharina Herfurth-Majstorovic & Michael Tomasello 2014 Coordination strategies of chimpanzees and human children in a Stag Hunt game Coordination Proc. R. Soc. B: 281, 20141973, published 15 October 2014

17 October

  • Term Break

10 October

  • Patzelt et al. 2014. Male tolerance and male-male bonds in a multilevel society. Proc Nat Acad Sci

3 October

  • Harts AM & H Kokko 2013 Understanding promiscuity: when is seeking additional mates better than guarding an already found one? Evolution 67-10:2838-2848.

26 September

  • Amici et al. 2014. Lack of prosociality in great apes, capuchin monkeys and spider monkeys: convergent evidence from two different food distribution tasks. Proc. R Soc. B 281: 20141699.

19 September

  • Bell et al. 2013. Who was helping? The scope for female cooperative breeding in early Homo. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83667. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0083667.

12 September

  • Gavrilets, S. 2012. Human origins and the transition from promiscuity to pair-bonding. PNAS, 109 (25). 9923-9928.

5 September

  • Eriksson et al. 2012. Late Pleistocene climate change and the global expansion of anatomically modern humans. PNAS 109(40): 16089-16094

11 April

  • Powers, S. T., & Lehmann, L. (2013). The co‐evolution of social institutions, demography, and large‐scale human cooperation. Ecology letters, 16(11), 1356-1364.

4 April

  • Widdig, A. (2013). The Impact of male reproductive skew on kin structure and sociality in multi‐male groups. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 22(5), 239-250.

28 March

  • van Oven, M., Brauer, S., Choi, Y., Ensing, J., Schiefenhövel, W., Stoneking, M., & Kayser, M. (2014). Human genetics of the Kula Ring: Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA variation in the Massim of Papua New Guinea. European Journal of Human Genetics.

21 March

  • Danish, L. M., & Palombit, R. A. “Following,” an Alternative Mating Strategy Used by Male Olive Baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis): Quantitative Behavioral and Functional Description. International Journal of Primatology, 1-17. Available online February 2014.

14 March

  • Term Break

7 March

  • Hiatus for NWEEB

28 February

  • Glikson, A. (2014). Fire and Human Evolution: The deep-time blueprints of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene. In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 23 February 2014.

21 February

  • In lieu of our regular journal club meeting this week (2/21), the department will be streaming the CARTA symposium "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution" from UCSD. Live stream of the event will begin at 2:00 PM (MST) so we'll plan to meet at that time. Please join us in the seminar room to watch and discuss. Stay for the entire series, or just attend the talks that interest you.

    Abstracts and schedule can be found at:

14 February

  • Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D. A., Gordon, A. D., Schroepfer-Walker, K. K., Hare, B., O’Neill, M. C., ... & Ross, S. R. (2014). Primate energy expenditure and life history. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(4), 1433-1437.

7 February

  • Swedell, L., & Plummer, T. (2012). A papionin multilevel society as a model for hominin social evolution. International Journal of Primatology, 33(5), 1165-1193.

31 January

  • Rodseth, L. (2012). From bachelor threat to fraternal security: Male associations and modular organization in human societies. International Journal of Primatology, 33(5), 1194-1214.

24 January

  • Grueter, C. C., Chapais, B., & Zinner, D. (2012). Evolution of multilevel social systems in nonhuman primates and humans. International Journal of Primatology, 33(5), 1002-1037.

17 January

  • Pusey, A. E., & Schroepfer-Walker, K. (2013). Female competition in chimpanzees. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 368(1631), 20130077.

13 December

  • Meyer, M., Fu, Q., Aximu-Petri, A., Glocke, I., Nickel, B., Arsuaga, J. L., ... & Pääbo, S. (2013). A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature12788

6 December

  • Glowacki, L., & Wrangham, R. W. (2013). The Role of Rewards in Motivating Participation in Simple Warfare. Human Nature, 24(4), 444-460.

29 November

  • Thanksgiving Break

22 November

  • Klein, R. G., & Steele, T. E. (2013). Archaeological shellfish size and later human evolution in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

15 November

  • Langergraber, K. E., Prüfer, K., Rowney, C., Boesch, C., Crockford, C., Fawcett, K., ... & Vigilant, L. (2012). Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(39), 15716-15721.

  • Green, R. E., & Shapiro, B. (2013). Human Evolution: Turning Back the Clock. Current Biology, 23(7), R286-R288.

8 November

  • Prado-Martinez, J., Sudmant, P. H., Kidd, J. M., Li, H., Kelley, J. L., Lorente-Galdos, B., ... & Comas, D. (2013). Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature, 499(7459), 471-475.

1 November

  • Lordkipanidze, D., de León, M. S. P., Margvelashvili, A., Rak, Y., Rightmire, G. P., Vekua, A., & Zollikofer, C. P. (2013). A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, and the Evolutionary Biology of Early Homo. Science, 342(6156), 326-331.

25 October

18 October

  • Fall Break

11 October

  • Wiessner, P., & Pupu, N. (2012). Toward peace: Foreign arms and indigenous institutions in a Papua New Guinea society. Science, 337(6102), 1651-1654.

4 October

  • Alberts, S. C., Altmann, J., Brockman, D. K., Cords, M., Fedigan, L. M., Pusey, A., ... & Bronikowski, A. M. (2013). Reproductive aging patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(33), 13440-13445.

27 September

  • Langergraber, K. E., Mitani, J. C., Watts, D. P., & Vigilant, L. (2013). Male–female socio-spatial relationships and reproduction in wild chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1-13.

20 September

  • Fry, D. P., & Söderberg, P. (2013). Lethal aggression in mobile forager bands and implications for the origins of war. Science, 341(6143), 270-273.

13 September

  • Opie, C., Atkinson, Q. D., Dunbar, R. I., & Shultz, S. (2013). Male infanticide leads to social monogamy in primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(33), 13328-1333

8 November

  • Prado-Martinez, J., Sudmant, P. H., Kidd, J. M., Li, H., Kelley, J. L., Lorente-Galdos, B., ... & Comas, D. (2013). Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature, 499(7459), 471-475.

11 April

  • Hare, B, Wobber, V, and R Wrangham. 2012. The self-domestication hypothesis: Evolution of bonobo psychology is due to selection against aggression. Animal Behaviour. In Press.
  • MacLean, EL, and B Hare. 2012. Bonobos and chimpanzees infer the target of another's attention. Animal Behaviour 83: 345-353.

5 April "Conversations with Jim Allen"

  • Lawrence, Peter. 1964. Don Juan in Melanesia. University of Queensland Press.

29 March

  • Plavcan, JM. 2012. Body size, size variation, and sexual size dimorphism in early Homo. Curr. Anthr. 53(S6): S409-S423.

22 March

  • Cameron, L, Erkal, N, Gangadharan, L, and X Meng. 2013. Little emperors: Behavioral impacts of China's one-child policy. Science 339(6122):953-957. doi:10.1126/science.1230221.
  • Zhao, X, Ma, X, Yao, Y, Wan, C, and E Ng. 2013. China's little emperors show signs of success. Science339(6122): 905-906. (Commentary)

8 March

  • Reddy, V. 2007. Getting back to the rough ground: Deception and 'social living'. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, Biological Sciences 362(1480): 621-637.

1 March

  • Thompson, ME. 2013. Reproductive ecology of female chimpanzees. Am. J. Primatology 75(3): 222-237.

22 February

  • Morgan, MH, and DR Carrier. 2013. Protective buttressing of the human fist and the evolution of hominin hands. J. Exper. Biology 216(2): 235-244.

15 February

  • Gavrilets, S. 2012. Evolutionary origins of the egalitarian syndrome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109(35): 14069-14074.

8 February

  • Lee-Thorp, J, Likius, A, Mackaye, HT, Vignaud, P, Sponheimer, M, and M Brunet. 2012. Isotopic evidence for an early shift to C4 resources by Pliocene hominins in Chad. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109(50): 20369-20372.

1 February

  • Rubenstein, DR. 2012. Family feuds: Social competition and sexual conflict in complex societies. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B Biological Sciences 367(1600): 2304-2313.

25 January

  • Burger, O, Baudisch, A, and JW Vaupel. 2012. Human mortality improvement in evolutionary context. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109(44): 18210-18214.

18 January

  • Magill, CR, Ashley, GM, and KH Freeman. 2012. Ecosystem variability and early human habitats in eastern Africa. Natl. Acad. of Sci. (Early Edition).

7 December

  • Marlowe, FW, and JC Berbesque. 2012. The human operational sex ratio: Effects of marriage, concealed ovulation, and menopause on mate competition. J. Hum. Evol.

30 November

  • Zollman, KJ, Bergstrom, CT, and SM Huttegger. 2012. Between cheap and costly signals: the evolution of partially honest communication. Proc. R. Soc. B.

16 November

  • Fortunato, L. 2012. The evolution of matrilineal kinship organization. Proc. R. Soc. B: Biological Sciences.

9 November

  • Henn, BM, Cavalli-Sforza, LL, and MW Feldman. 2012. The Great Human Expansion. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109(44): 17758-17764.

2 November

  • Kong, A, et al. 2012. Rate of de novo mutations and the importance of father's age to disease risk. Nature 488: 471-475.

26 October

  • Seyfarth, RM, Silk, JB and DL Cheney. 2012. Variation in personality and fitness in wild female baboons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109: 16980-16985.

19 October

  • Archie, EA, Altmann, J, and SC Alberts. 2012. Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109: 9017-9022.

5 October

  • Rand, DG, Greene, JD and MA Nowak. 2012. Spontaneous giving and calculated greed. Nature 489: 427-430.

28 September

  • Berna, F et al. 2012. Microstratigraphic evidence of in situ fire in the Acheulean strata of Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape province, South Africa. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109: E1215-E1220.

21 September

  • Eriksson, A, et al. 2012. Late Pleistocene climate change and the global expansion of anatomically modern humans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209494109.

14 September

  • Thompson, ME, MN Muller, and RW Wrangham. 2012. The energetics of lactation and the return to fecundity in wild chimpanzees. Beh. Ecol. doi:10.1093/beheco/ars107.

7 September

  • Isher, K and CP Van Schaik. 2012. Allomaternal care, life history and brain size evolution in mammals. J. Hum. Evol. 63: 52-63.

The following article will also be reviewed (briefly):

  • Lukas, D and T Clutton-Brock. 2012. Life histories and the evolution of cooperative breeding in mammals.Proc. R. Soc.B 279: 4065-4070.

31 August

  • Ruxton GD and DM Wilkinson. 2012. Population trajectories for accidental versus planned colonisation of islands. J. Hum. Evol. 63(3): 507-511. PMID: 22748511 (Pub-Med in process).

20 April

  • Hare B, Wobber V, Wrangham R 2012 The self-domestication hypothesis: evolution of bonobo psychology is due to selection against aggression. Animal Behaviour (in press), doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.12.007

13 April

  • Codding BF, Bliege Bird R, Bird DW. 2011. Provisioning offspring and others: risk−energy trade-offs and gender differences in hunter −gatherer foraging strategies. Proc. R. Soc. B 278:2502-2509.

6 April

  • Lieberman D & Lobel T. 2012. Kinship on the Kibbutz: coresidence duration predicts altruism, personal sexual aversions and moral attitudes among communally reared peers. Evol Hum Beh 33 (2012) 26–34.

March 30

  • ScallyA. et al. 2012. Insights into the gorilla genom. Nature 483:169-175.

23 March

  • Wrangham RW, Glowacki L. 2012. Intergroup Aggression in Chimpanzees and War in Nomadic Hunter-Gatherers: Evaluating the Chimpanzee Model. Human Nature. published online 03 March 2012.

16 March

  • Term Break

9 March

  • Herndon JG, Paredes J, Wilson ME,  Bloomsmith MA, Chennareddi L, Walker ML. 2011. Menopause occurs late in life in the captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). AGE published online: 22 December 2011.  DOI 10.1007/s11357-011-9351-0

2 March

  • Laurent Abi-Rached, et al. 2011. The Shaping of Modern Human Immune Systems by Multiregional Admixture with Archaic Humans. Science 334:89-94.

24 February

  • Apicella CL, Marlowe FW, Fowler JH, & Christakis NA. 2012. Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers Nature 481:497-501.

17 February

  • Scelza BA. 2011. Female Mobility and Postmarital Kin Access in a Patrilocal Society.  Human Nature 22 (4): 377-393

10 February

  • Shultz S, Opie C & Atkinson QD. 2011. Stepwise evolution of stable sociality in primates.  Nature 479:219-224.

3 February

  • Navarrete A, CP van Schaik, K Isler. 2012. Energetics and the evolution of human brain size. Nature 480:91-93.

27 January

  • Sally Archibalda, A. Carla Staver, and Simon A. Levin. 2011. Evolution of human-driven fire regimes in Africa. PNAS 109 (3):847–852.

20 January

  • Thompson JL & AJ Nelson. 2011. Middle Childhood and Modern Human Origins. Human Nature 22:249-280.


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