Nicholas Blurton Jones

2016
Why Forage?SAR Press PublicationWhy Forage?: Hunters and Gatherers in the Twenty-First Century

Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.

2013, May 5–9
21st-Century Hunting and Gathering: Foraging on a Transitional LandscapeAdvanced Seminar21st-Century Hunting and Gathering: Foraging on a Transitional LandscapeToday's foraging populations live on a transitional landscape, encountering and adapting to external impacts caused by local and global neighbors. This seminar explored answers to the question: Given all of the economic alternatives available to individuals in the 21st century, why do people around the world maintain hunting and gathering life-ways?
2006
The Evolution of Human Life HistorySAR Press PublicationThe Evolution of Human Life HistoryHuman beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these uniquely human patterns evolve? To answer that question, this volume brings together specialists in hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging.
2002, November 2–8
Advanced SeminarThe Evolution of Human Life HistoryThis interdisciplinary group brought together specialists in the hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging. “We aimed to specify the life history features that distinguish humans from our closest living primate relatives, to review alternative explanations for these differences, and to consider multiple lines of evidence for testing these alternative evolutionary hypotheses,” stated the co-chairs.


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