Raymond Hames, Professor of Anthropology

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Evolution and Human Behavior (journal)
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This View of Life (or, evolution applied to everything)
Human Nature (journal)

Yanomamö fieldwork 1987

I received my doctorate in anthropology from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 1978. Most of my research is on native peoples of the Venezuelan Amazon (Yanomamö & Ye'kwana) with funding from the NSF, LSB Leakey Foundation, and Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. My research interests are in behavioral ecology, food & labor exchange, human ecology, marriage, parental investment, and Amazonia.  I regularly teach courses on social organization, contentious issues in anthropology, warfare, and introductory cultural anthropology.  I am also president of the Evolutionary Anthropology Society of the American Anthropological Association, consulting editor for Human Nature, and serve as treasurer of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

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