Evolution and ecology
The evolution and ecology theme engages both biological anthropologists and archaeologists in research that addresses topics including the evolution of human behavior, cognition, and morphology, primate origins, human evolutionary ecology, adaptation to the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, and primate behavioral ecology.
Given wide-ranging interest in these issues, this theme engages anthropology faculty and students with other departments and schools of the university and with the broader public.
Take a look at the ongoing reseach page for more information on current research projects related to this theme.
Iain McKechnie and Madonna L. Moss, 2016 - Meta-analysis in Zooarchaeology Expands Perspectives on Indigenous Fisheries of the Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.04.006.
Iain McKechnie, Sarah W. Kansa & Seve Wolverton, 2015 - Snapshots of Digital Scholarship in Zooarchaeology: Introduction to the Special Issue Ethnobiology Letters. 6(2):218-223. DOI:10.14237/ebl.6.2.2015.556
McMillan, Alan D. and Iain McKechnie 2015 Investigating Indigenous Adaptations to British Columbia’s Exposed Outer Coast: Introduction to These Outer Shores. BC Studies (187):3–20.
- Mackie, Quentin, Loren Davis, Daryl Fedje, Duncan McLaren, and Amy Gusick, 2013. Locating Pleistocene-age Submerged Archaeological Sites on the Northwest Coast: Current Status of Research and Future Directions. Pp 133-147 in Kelly E. Graf, Caroline V. Ketron, & Michael R. Waters(eds.) Paleoamerican Odyssey Texas A&M Press.
- Fedje, D.W., Q. Mackie, T. Lacourse, and D.S. McLaren 2011 Younger Dryas Environments and Archaeology on the Northwest Coast of North America, 2011- Quaternary International 242(2011):452-462.
- Stephanie Calce, 2012 - A New Method to Estimate Adult Age-at-Death Using the Acetabulum. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 148: 11-23.
- Eric Roth, 2012 - In Poor Families, Mothers’ Milk is Richer for Daughters than Sons: A Test of Trivers–Willard Hypothesis in Agropastoral Settlements in Northern Kenya. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 149:52–59 (2012)
- Susan Crockford, 2012 - Archaeozoology of Adak Island: 6000 years of subsistence history in the central Aleutians. 109-145 in D. West, V. Hatfield, E. Wilmerding, L. Gualtieri and C. Lefèvre (eds), The People Before: The Geology, Paleoecology and Archaeology of Adak Island, Alaska. Oxford, BAR International 2322.
- Gould, L., 2011 - Power, M., Ellwanger, N. and Rambeloarivony, H. Feeding behavior and nutrient intake in spiny forest-dwelling ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) during early gestation and early to mid-lactation periods: Compensating in a harsh environment. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145:469-479.
H. Kurki & S-L. Decrausaz, 2016 - Shape variation in the human pelvis and limb skeleton: Implications for obstetric adaptation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159:630-638. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22922
- April Nowell, 2014 - Non-Figurative Signs and the Antiquity of Chauvet Cave. Genevieve Von Petzinger and April Nowell. Journal of Human Evolution 74: 37-54.
- Peter Stahl, 2012 - Interactions Between Humans and Endemic Canids in Holocene South America. Journal of Ethnobiology 32:108-127.