Curriculum Vitae

  • Distinguished Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Utah



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  • Kim PS, JE Coxworth & K Hawkes. 2012. Increased longevity evolves from grandmothering. Proc Roy Soc B 279: 4880–4884 published online 24 October 2012 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1751. Chosen by the Faculty of 1000

    . Published, 10/24/2012.
  • Hawkes K. 2012 Stag hunts or rearing environments? comment on M Tomasello et al. Two key steps in the evolution of human cooperation: The interdependence hypothesis. Curr Anthropol 53(6):687-88.

    . Published, 01/11/2012.
  • Hawkes K. 2012 Grandmothers and their consequences. Contribution to Calcano & Fuentes, What makes us Human? Answers from evolutionary anthropology. Evol Anthropol 21(5):189.

    . Published, 01/09/2012.
  • Hawkes K, Smith KR, Blevins JK. Human actuarial aging increases faster when background death rates are lower: a consequence of differential heterogeneity? Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01414.x. Epub 2011 Aug 18. Chosen by the Faculty of 1000

    . Published, 08/18/2011.
  • Hawkes K, KR Smith & JK Blevins. 2011 Human actuarial aging increases faster when background death rates are lower: a role for heterogeneity? Evolution. Early View first published online: 18 AUG 2011. Published, 08/2011.
  • Hawkes K, P Kim, B Kennedy, R Bohlender, J Hawkes 2011 A reappraisal of grandmothering and natural selection. Proc. R. Soc. B 278:1936-1938. Published, 04/06/2011.
  • Hawkes K, Smith KR 2010 Do women stop early? similarities in fertility decline between humans and chimpanzees. Ann NY Acad Sci 1204:43-53. Published, 08/2010.
  • Hawkes, K. 2010 Der Großmutter-Effekt, In Evolution und Kultur des Menschen, edited and translated by EP Fischer und Klaus Wiegandt, pp 170-196. Frankfurt: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag. Invited talk, not keynote. Written version submitted June 2009 to be published in German. Published, 07/2010.
  • O’Connell, JF, J Allen & K Hawkes.2010 Modeling Sahul colonization: Implications for the origins of seafaring. . In The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring, edited by A. Anderson, J. Barrett, and K. Boyle. Pp 57-68. Cambridge: The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University. Published, 06/2010.
  • Coxworth JE & Hawkes K 2010. Ovarian follicle loss in humans and mice: Lessons from statistical modeling comparison. Human Reproduction 25(7):1296-1805. Published, 05/2010.
  • Hawkes, K. 2010. Grandmother effects, heterogeneity, and the evolution of human aging: Guidance from human-chimpanzee comparisons. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 107 (Supplement 2): 8977-8984. Published, 04/2010.
  • Hawkes, K, JF O’Connell & JE Coxworth. 2010 Family Provisioning is not the only reason men hunt. Current Anthropology. 52(2):259-264. Published, 02/2010.
  • Hawkes, K & SL Robson. Primate comparisons, grandmothers, and the evolution of human Longevity. In Exceptional Longevity, edited by Thomas Perls. Johns Hopkins University Press. Chapter for this project initially submitted in 2006. Project apparently languished then revived and chapter extensively revised & updated in 2009 . Pending, 2009.
  • Hawkes, K, KR Smith, & SL Robson. 2009 Mortality and fertility rates in humans and chimpanzees: how within-species variation complicates Cross-species comparisons. Am J Hum Biol. 21:578–586. Published, 2009.
  • Hawkes, K & KR Smith. 2009 Evaluating grandmother effects. Am J Phys Anthropol 140: 173-176. Published, 2009.
  • Hawkes, K. Review of Mothers and Others: The evolution of human understanding, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (2009 Belknap; Harvard) Evolutionary Anthropology 18:228-229. Published, 2009.
  • Depeltion of ovarian follicles with age in chimpanzees: Similarities to humans. Biology of Reproduction 77:247-251. Published, 05/2007.
  • Slow life histories and human evolution. In The Evolution of Human Life History. Kristen Hawkes and Richard Paine, eds. Santa Fe and Oxford, SAR Press, 95-126. Published, 10/2006.
  • The derived features of human life history. In The Evolution of Human Life History. K. Hawkes and R Paine, eds, Santa Fe and Oxford, SAR Press. Accepted, 08/05/2006.
  • Life history theory and human evolution. In The Evolution of Human Life History. Kristen Hawkes and Richard Paine, eds. Santa Fe and Oxford, SAR Press, 45-93. Accepted, 06/2006.
  • Human age structures, paleodemography, and the Grandmother Hypothesis. In Grandmotherhood: The Evolutionary Significance of the Second Half of Female Life, edited by E. Voland, A. Chasiotis, and W. Schiefenhovel, pp. 118-140. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press (corrected from the published version). Published, 06/2005.
  • Human life histories: Primate tradeoffs, grandmothering socioecology, and the fossil record. In Primate Life Histories & Socioecology, edited by P. Kappeler and M. Pereira, pp 204-227. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Published, 10/2003.
  • Grandmothers and the evolution of human longevity. American Journal of Human Biology 15:380-400. Accepted, 06/2003.
  • Male strategies and Plio-Pleistocene archaeology. Journal of Human Evolution 43:831-872. Published, 12/2002.
  • Meat-eating, grandmothering and the evolution of early human diets. In Human Diet: Its Origin and Evolution, edited by P. Unger & M. Teaford, pp. 49-60. Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey. Published, 10/2002.
  • Showing off, handicap signaling, and the evolution of men's work. Evolutionary Anthropology 11:58-67. Published, 07/2002.
  • Antiquity of postreproductive life: Are there modern impacts on hunter-gatherer postreproductive life spans? American Journal of Human Biology 14:184-205. Published, 06/2002.
  • Is meat the hunter's property? Ownership and explanations of hunting and sharing. In Meat-eating and Human Evolution, edited by C. Stanford and H. Bunn, pp. 219-236. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Released, 10/2001.
  • Hadza meat sharing. Evolution and Human Behavior 22(2001):113-142. Published, 06/2001.
  • Hunting and nuclear families. Current Anthropology 42:5, pp. 681-709. Published, 05/2001.
  • HawkesThe grandmother hypothesis and human evolution. In Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective, edited by L. Cronk, N. Chagnon & W. Irons, pp. 231-252. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Published, 10/2000.
  • Big game hunting and the evolution of egalitarian societies: Lessons from the Hadza. In Hierarchies in Action: Cui Bono?, edited by M. Diehl. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper 27:59-83. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Published, 09/2000.
  • Why do women have mid-life menopause? Grandmothering and the evolution of human longevity. In 10th Reinier de Graff Symposium: Female Reproductive Aging, edited by E. R. te Velde and F. J. Broekmans, pp. 27-42. New York: Pantheon. Published, 06/2000.
  • Hunter-gatherer divorce rates and the paternal provisioning theory of human monogamy. In Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective, edited by L. Cronk, N. Chagnon & W. Irons, pp. 65-84. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. Published, 02/2000.
  • Grandmothering and the evolution of Homo erectus. Journal of Human Evolution 36:461-485. Published, 05/1999.
  • Some current ideas about the evolution of the human life history. In Comparative Primate Socioecology, edited by P. C. Lee, pp. 140-166. Cambridge University Press. Published, 02/1999.
  • Grandmothering, menopause, and the evolution of human life histories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 95, pp. 1336-1339. Published, 08/1998.
  • The behavioral ecology of modern hunter-gatherers and human evolution Trends in Ecology and Evolution 12:29-32. Published, 10/1997.
  • Hadza women's time allocation, offspring provisioning and the evolution of long postmenopausal life spans. Current Anthropology 38:4, 551-577. Published, 09/1997.
  • Why do Hadza children forage? In Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development, edited by N. Segal, G. E. Weisfeld, and CC. Weisfeld, pp 279-313. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Published, 06/1997.
  • Foraging differences between men and women: Behavioral ecology of the sexual division of labor. In Power, Sex and Tradition: The Archaeology of Human Ancestry, S. Shennan and J. Steele, eds., 283-305. London: Routledge. Published, 10/1996.
  • Behavioral ecology. In Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. Edited by D. Levinson and M. Ember. Sponsored by the HRAF. Vol 1: 121- 125. Henry Holt Inc. Published, 08/1996.
  • The evolutionary basis of sex variations in the use of natural resources: Human examples. Population and Environment. 18:161-173. Published, 05/1996.
  • The global process and local ecology: How should we explain differences between the Hadza and the !Kung? In Cultural Diversity among Twentieth Century Foragers: An African Perspective, edited by S. Kent, pp. 159-187. Cambridge: CUP. Published, 02/1996.
  • The male's dilemma: increased offspring production is more paternity to steal . Evolutionary Ecology 9:662-677. Published, 06/1995.
  • Hadza children's foraging: Juvenile dependency, social arrangements and mobility among hunter-gatherers. Current Anthropology 36:4, 688-700. Published, 02/1995.
  • Differences between Hadza and !Kung children's work: Affluence of Practical Reason? In Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research, E. S. Burch Jr and L. J. Ellanna eds, pp 189-215. Oxford: Berg. Published, 07/1994.
  • Foraging returns of !Kung adults and children: Why didn't !Kung children forage? Journal of Anthropological Research 50(3): 217-248). Published, 02/1994.
  • On life history evolution (a comment on Chisholm). Current Anthropology 35(1):39-41. Published, 02/1994.
  • Patterns in the distribution, site structure, and assemblage composition of Hadza kill-butchering sites. Journal of Archaeological Science 19:319-345. Published, 10/1993.
  • Sharing and collective action. In Ecology, Evolution , and Human Behavior, E.A. Smith and B. Winterhalder, eds., pp 269-300. Aldine de Gruyter. Published, 09/1993.
  • Demography of the Hadza, an increasing and high density population of savanna foragers. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 89:1159-1181. Published, 08/1993.
  • Why hunter-gatherers work: An ancient version of the problem of public goods. Current Anthropology 34 (4):341-361. Published, 02/1993.
  • On why male foragers hunt and share food: Reply to Hill and Kaplan. Current Anthropology 34(5):706-710. Published, 02/1993.
  • On optimal foraging models and subsistence transitions. Current Anthropology 33(1): 63-66. Published, 05/1992.
  • On sharing and work (a comment on Bird-David). Current Anthropology 33(4): 404-407. Published, 02/1992.
  • African populations and the evolution of human mitochondrial DNA. Science 253:1503-1507. Published, 10/1991.
  • Hunting income patterns among the Hadza: Big game, common goods, foraging goals and the evolution of the human diet. Philosophical Transactions:Biological Sciences 334(1270): 243-250. Also in: Foraging Strategies and Natural Diet of Monkey's, Apes, and Humans, edited by A. Whiten and M. Widdowson (1992), pp. 83-91. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Published, 08/1991.
  • 1991 Distribution of activities at Hadza base camps: Implications for analyses of archaeological site structure. In The Interpretation of Archaeological Spatial Patterning, edited by E.M. Kroll and T.D. Price, pp. 61-76. Plenum Press, New York. Published, 04/1991.
  • Showing off: Tests of an hypothesis about men's foraging goals. Ethology and Sociobiology 12:29-54. Published, 01/1991.
  • Reanalysis of large mammal body part transport among the Hadza. Journal of Archaeological Science 17:301-316. Published, 05/1990.
  • Why do men hunt? Some benefits for risky strategies. In Risk and Uncertainty in Tribal and Peasant Economies, edited by E. Cashdan, pp. 145-166. Boulder: Westview Press. Published, 02/1990.
  • Why do men hunt? Some benefits for risky strategies. In Risk and Uncertainty in Tribal and Peasant Economies, edited by E. Cashdan, pp. 145-166. Boulder: Westview Press. Published, 02/1990.
  • Hardworking Hadza grandmothers. In Comparative Socioecology: The Behavioural Ecology of Humans and Other Mammals, edited by V. Standen & R.A. Foley, pp. 341-366. London: Basil Blackwell. Published, 06/1989.
  • Modelling and measuring the costs of children in two foraging societies. In Comparative Socioecology: The Behavioural Ecology of Humans and Other Mammals, edited by V. Standen & R. Foley, pp. 367-390. London: Basil Blackwell. Published, 02/1989.
  • Hadza scavenging: Implications for Plio-Pleistocene hominid subsistence. Current Anthropology 29:356-363. Published, 07/1988.
  • Hadza hunting, butchering, and bone transport and their archaeological implications. Journal of Anthropological Research 44:113-61. Published, 03/1988.
  • 1988 Human fertility: Individual or group benefit? Current Anthropology 29(3):469-71. Published, 02/1988.
  • Foraging decisions among Ache hunter-gatherers: New data and implications for optimal foraging models. Ethology and Sociobiology 8:1-36. Published, 10/1987.
  • Ache at the settlement: Contrasts between farming and foraging. Human Ecology 15(2):133-161. Published, 08/1987.
  • A problem of bias in the ethnographic use of scan sampling. Journal of Anthropological Research 43(3):239-245. Published, 05/1987.
  • How much food do foragers need? In Food and Evolution: Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits, edited by M. Harris & E. Ross, pp. 341-355. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Published, 01/1987.
  • Female subsistence strategies among the Ache of Eastern Paraguay. Human Ecology 13(1):1-28. Published, 09/1985.
  • Men's time allocation to subsistence work among the Ache of Eastern Paraguay. Human Ecology 13(1):29-47. Published, 06/1985.
  • How much is enough? Hunters and limited needs. Ethology and Sociobiology 6:3-15. Published, 03/1985.
  • 1985 Optimal foraging models and the case of the !Kung. American Anthropologist 87:401-405. Published, 01/1985.
  • Food choice and foraging sites among the Alyawara. Journal of Anthropological Research 40(4):504-535. Published, 10/1984.
  • Food sharing among Ache hunter-gatherers of Eastern Paraguay. Current Anthropology 25(1):113-115. Published, 08/1984.
  • Seasonal variance in the diet of Ache hunter-gatherers in Eastern Paraguay. Human Ecology 12:145-180. Published, 02/1984.
  • Why hunters gather: Optimal foraging and the Ache of Eastern Paraguay. American Ethnologist 9:379-398. Published, 08/1983.
  • Neotropical hunting among the Ache of Eastern Paraguay. In Adaptations of Native Amazonians, edited by R. Hames and W. Vickers, pp. 139-188. New York: Academic Press. Published, 04/1983.
  • Kin selection and culture. American Ethnologist 10:345-363. Published, 01/1982.
  • Alyawara plant use and optimal foraging theory. In Hunter-Gatherer Foraging Strategies: Ethnographic and Archaeological Analysis, edited by B. Winterhalder and E.A. Smith, pp. 99-125. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. In progress, 08/1981.
  • A third explanation for female infanticide. Human Ecology 9:71-107. Published, 07/1981.
  • Affluent hunters? Some comments in light of the Alyawara case. American Anthropologist 83:622-626. Published, 02/1981.
  • Cooperation in Binumarien: Evidence for Sahlins' Model. Man (N.S.) 12:459-483. Published, 08/1978.
  • Another explanation for bifurcate generation kinship nomenclature: The Binumarien case. Journal of Anthropological Research 34(3):369-391. Published, 05/1978.
  • The assignment of relationship terms in Binumarien. Ethnology 16:309-329. Pending, 09/1977.
  • Binumarien color categories. Ethnology 14:287-300. Published, 06/1975.