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Hillard Kaplan UNM Kaplan Website (⇒)

Hillard Kaplan

Hilly's research examines the evolution of the human life course. This work has at various times focused on food sharing, fertility decisions, parental investment, sex roles, subsistence behavior, intelligence, and life span.

His empirical work draws on fieldwork with a number of populations including the Ache (Paraguay), Mashco-Piro (Peru), Yora/Yaminahua (Peru), Machiguenga (Peru), and Xhosa (South Africa). Hilly's past work on fertility and parental investment has also drawn on a data collected from men living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Michael Gurven UCSB Gurven Website (⇒)

Michael Gurven

Mike's perspective is informed by human behavioral ecology and life history theory, which attempt to explain variation in behavior and physiological systems as adaptive solutions to competing demands of growth, development, maintenance and reproduction. His research focuses on:

(1) biodemography of human lifespan and aging with secondary focus on child development, intergenerational transfers and familial organization.

(2) social and economic behavior among foragers and forager-farmers. Mike is interested in ultimate and proximate explanations for the diversity of pro-social behaviors we find in small-scale, traditional populations, as well as in large-scale modern societies.

These interests have culminated in the Tsimane Life History and Health Project, funded by NIH/NIA and NSF since 2002. Mike has conducted fieldwork with two South American indigenous populations, the Ache of Paraguay and the Tsimane of Bolivia.

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Dan
Dan Cummings
Helen
Helen Davis
Gandhi
Erin Fitzgerald
Lisa
Lisa McAllister
Melanie
Melanie Martin
Anne
Anne Pisor
Anne
Matt Schwartz
Gandhi
Gandhi Yetish

Project Alumni

Allen
Allen Gillespie
Jeff
Jeff Winking
Amanda
Amanda Veile

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Pocha
Karen Arce Ardaya
Jon
John Aguilar Garcia
Ruben
Richard Apaza Pomo
Pocha
Daniela Ayllon Yanez
Boris
Boris Bani Cuata
Ivette
Juana Bani Cuata
Alberto
Alberto Cari Ista

Arnulfo Cari Ista

Adalid Cayuba Claros
Ruben
Emiliana Cayuba Claros
Feliciano
Feliciano Cayuba Claros
Edhit
Edhit Cortez Linares

Vicente Cuata Tayo
Dr. Dan Hinojosa
Daniel Eid Rodriguez
Miguel Erick
Miguel Erick Montecinos

Ofelia Foronda
Casimiro
Maguin Gutierrez Cayuba
Ruben
Erwin Gutierrez Cayuba

Gabriela Kathya Laura
Ivette
Marino Lero Vie
Nevenka
Nevenka López Ustariz
Pocha
Alfredo Maito Nosa
Beto
Alberto Maito Tayo
Casimiro
Ivan Maldonando Suarez
Ivette
Carmen Mavis Ardaya
Miguel
Miguel Mayer Vie
Pocha
Roberta Mendez
Casimiro
Henry David Morón Encinas

Freddy Nate Tayo
Ruben
Raul Quispe Gutierrez
Casimiro
Yaneth Rodriguez
Ruben
Ruben Tayo Quete
Casimiro
Casimiro Tayo Sanchez
Pocha
Nelson Tayo Sanchez
Ivette
Ivette Vargas Carballo
Daniel
Daniel Vie
Basilio
Basilio Vie Tayo
Ramon
Ramon Vie Tayo

Nohemi Zabala Crespo

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