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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2010
10 Sachem Street, Room 216
Since 2004, I have been carrying out research with Hadza foragers of northern Tanzania. My research focuses on understanding how people solve basic social and economic problems that arise from life as a hunter-gatherer. My work is grounded in the field of human behavioral ecology, addressing how evolutionary processes and environmental contexts influence human behavior. Topics include how people decide where and with whom to live, how they acquire foods, and how foods are shared. I teach classes on the topics of human ecology, hunter-gatherers, human behavioral ecology, and demography.
2014 - Wood, B., and Marlowe, F. “Toward a reality-based
understanding of Hadza men’s work: A response to Hawkes et al. (2014)”
Human Nature 25(4) 620-630.
2014 - Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D, and Marlowe, F.
“Mutualism and manipulation in Hadza-Honeyguide interactions”
Evolution and Human Behavior 35(6) 540-546.
2014 - Hill, K., Wood, B., Baggio, J., Hurtado, A.M., Boyd, R.
“Hunter-gatherer inter-band interaction rates: Implications for
cumulative culture” PLoS ONE 9(7): e102806.
2014 - Pontzer, H., Suchman, K., Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Mabulla,
A., Marlowe, F. “Foot strike patterns and hind limb joint angles
during running in Hadza hunter-gatherers” Journal of Sport and Health
Science 3(2) 95-101.
2014 - Marlowe, F., Berbesque, J., Wood, B., Crittenden, A.,
Porter, C., Mabulla, A. “Honey, hunter-gatherers, and human evolution”
Journal of Human Evolution 71, 119-128.
2014 - Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D., Gordon, A., Schroeper-Walker,
K., Hare, B., Dunsworth, H., Wood, B., Isler, K., Bukart, J., Irwin,
M., Shumaker, R., Lonsdorf, E., Ross, S. “Primate energy expenditure
and life history” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
USA, 111(4), 1433-1437.
2013 - Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Gordon, A., Mabulla, A., Marlowe,
F., Pontzer, H. “Evidence of Lévy walk foraging patterns in human
hunter-gatherers” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
USA, 111(2) 728-733.
2013 - Wood, B., and Marlowe, F. “Household and kin provisioning
by Hadza men”, Human Nature 24: 280-317.
2012 - Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Mabulla, A., Racette, S.,
& Marlowe, F. “Hunter-gatherer energetics and human obesity”. PLoS
ONE, 7(7), e40503.