Research Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Reputations & Status
  • Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Economic & Ecological Anthropology
  • Cooperation

Presentations

  • Post, E., Sime, A., Macfarlan, S. 2017. Reputation Domains Employed Cross-Culturally. Society for Cross-Cultural Research Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 03/02/2017.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2017. Los Californios & Aridland Spring Sustainability. Global Climate and Sustainability Center Justice Mixer. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2017.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2017. Oasiana-Ranchero Culture and Aridland Spring Water Management in the Sierra de La Giganta, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Society for Applied Anthropology: Santa Fe, NM. Presentation, Accepted, 12/12/2016.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2016. Reputation Dynamics, Social Markets, and the Emergence of Leaders in a Dominican Village. California State University – Fullerton Anthropology Invited Speakers Colloquium. Fullerton, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Multiple Reputations, Cooperation, & Leadership in a Dominican Village. Society for Cross-Cultural Research Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Presentation, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Warfare, Marriage, and Friendship in Yanomamö-land. SFU Human Evolutionary Studies Program’s 4th annual symposium. Vancouver, BC, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Demografía histórica y la dinámica de la población local en el siglo XIX, B.C.S., Mexico. Symposio Internacional de Antropología, Historia y Estudios Culturales de Las Tres Californias. La Paz, BCS, Mexico. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Warfare, Marriage, and Friendship in Yanomamö-land. Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Bargaining Behavior in a Dominican Village: Network Centrality, Bargaining Power, and the Ultimatum Game’s External Validity. American Anthropological Association Annual Meet, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Yanomamö Grandparents. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting. Miami, FL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Cooperative Reputations, Labor Exchange, and Mutual Insurance in a Dominican Community. NESCent Catalysis Meeting. Durham, N.C. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Empirical Analysis of Network Structure and Wealth Inequality: First Steps. Santa Fe Institute Working Group on Network Structure, Political Hierarchy and Economic Inequality. Santa Fe, NM. Presentation, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Land, Labor Contracts, and Wealth Accumulation in a Dominican Village. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Reputation Dynamics in a Dominican Village. Washington State University- Vancouver. Vancouver, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Reputation Dynamics in a Dominican Village. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Labor Exchange and the Social Market for Male Relationships in Dominica. School of Language Culture and Society. Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Reputation Dynamics in a Dominican Village. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Reputation Dynamics in a Dominican Village. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Culture History, Geography, and Sustainable Development of an Oasiana Ranchero Community in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia y Historia Annual Bi-National Meeting. Mexicali, Mexico. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Analysis of Archaeological Materials from Cueva Santa Rita, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Sacramento, CA. Poster, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Social Networks, Labor Exchange, and the Biologic Market for Male Relationships in a Dominican Village. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Ultimatum Game Behavior in a Dominican Village: Cooperative Types, Cultural Frames, and External Validity. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting. Eugene, OR. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2010.
  • Sex Differences in Cooperation: A Meta-Analytic Review of Social Dilemmas. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting. Eugene, OR. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2010.
  • An Evolutionary Perspective on Sex Differences in Experimental Trust Games: A Meta-Analytic Review. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Meeting. Eugene. Poster, Presented, 06/2010.
  • The Dual Role Method and Ultimatum Game Performance: Evidence of Cooperative Types in a Dominican Village. Society for Anthropological Sciences Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2010.
  • The Logic of Labor Exchange in a Dominican Village. American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Experimental Games, Social Networks, and Cultural Models of Fairness. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Reciprocity, not Kinship Explains Labor Exchange in a Dominican Village. Human Behavior and Evolution Annual Meeting. Fullerton, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2009.
  • The Logic of Labor Exchange in a Dominican Village. Society for Anthropological Sciences Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2009.
  • The Logic of Labor Exchange in a Dominican Village. Northwest Anthropological Conference Annual Meeting. Newport, Oregon. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Geochemical Solutions For Geoarchaeological Problems in the Lower Salmon River Canyon, Idaho. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2009.
  • 2008 Kinship, Family, and Gender Effects in the Ultimatum Game. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2008.
  • The Socio-Ecology of Bay Oil Production in a Dominican Village. Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Take-It or Leave-It: Effects of Personal Attribute Data on Payoff Performances in the Ultimatum Game. AAA Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. Poster, Presented, 11/2005.
  • Building Museum and School Partnerships. Texas Association of Museums. Lubbock, Texas. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2002.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Historical Demography and Local Population History of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. PI: Shane J Macfarlan. Center for Latin American Studies - University of Utah, 06/2017 - 07/2017. Total project budget to date: $1,100.00
  • Oasiana-Ranchero Culture & Aridland Spring Sustainability in Baja California Sur, Mexico. PI: Shane J Macfarlan. Center for Latin American Studies - University of Utah, 05/2016 - 06/2016. Total project budget to date: $1,500.00
  • OASIS RANCHERS & MANAGEMENT SE. PI: MACFARLAN,SHANE JAMES. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FO, 07/01/2015 - 08/31/2016. Total project budget to date: $32,443.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Group-Level Reputations and Cultural Group Selection. PI: Shane J. Macfarlan. 01/2017 - present.
  • The effect of social networks on inequality: A longitudinal cross-cultural investigation. PI: Jeremy Koster. Co-PI(s): Paul Hopper. 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021.
  • Dynamics of Social Organization, Ecological Knowledge and Water Quality in the Context of Gold Mining in Ecuador. PI: Bill Johnson. Co-PI(s): Shane J Macfarlan. 07/2015 - present.

Languages

  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Dominica
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Mexico

Publications

  • Macfarlan, S.J., Garcia, J.J., Kidd, T. (Under Review). Aridland springs and local ecological knowledge in the Sierra de La Giganta, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments JAE17-105. Submitted, 02/24/2017.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. & Remiker, M. (Under Review) Labor exchange and social support in a globalized economy: Using cultural multi-level selection theory to fame institutional change and socio-economic sustainability outcomes in a Dominican village. Sustainability Science SUST-S-17-00023. Submitted, 01/13/2017.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2016. Social evolution: The force of the market. Current Biology 26(16):R756-R758. Published, 08/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.041
  • Macfarlan, S.J. Lyle, H. 2015. Multiple reputation domains and cooperative behaviour in two Latin American communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 370:20150009. Published, 07/2015.
  • Why do humans help their friends? Proximal and ultimate hypotheses from evolutionary theory. In Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology, V. Zeigler-Hill, L. Welling, and T. Shackelford (eds). Pp. 255-266. Springer: New York. Published, 05/2015.
  • Yanomamö: The Sociobiology People. In Handbook on Evolution and Society: Toward an Evolutionary Social Science, J.H. Turner, R. Machalek, A. Maryansk (eds.). Pp. 114-121. Paradigm Publishers: Boulder, CO. Published, 04/2015.
  • Lethal coalitionary aggression and long-term alliance formation among Yanomamö men. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA doi:10.1073/pnas.1418639111. Published, 11/2014.
    http://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/16662.full
  • Maternal foster families provide more stable placements than paternal families. Children and Youth Services Review (doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.08.016). Published, 10/2014.
  • Review of Sterelny K, Joyce R, Calcott B, Fraser B, editors. Cooperation and It’s Evolution (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2013). American Journal of Human Biology 26(2). (DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22516). Published, 04/2014.
  • Review of Daniel J. Hrushka’s Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010). Human Nature. (DOI:10.1007/s12110-0139175-y). Published, 06/2013.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Changed: the Science of Reputations. Meeting at Grand Central Station: A blog about cooperation. Published, 05/2013.
    http://meetingatgrandcentral.com/2013/05/11/the-go...
  • Cooperative Behaviour and Prosocial Reputation Dynamics in a Dominican Village. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280(1761):20130557 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0557). Published, 05/01/2013.
    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280...
  • Lithic technology, cultural transmission, and the nature of the Far Western Paleoarchaic-Paleoindian co-tradition. In Meetings at the Margins: Prehistoric Cultural Interactions in the Intermountain West, D. Rhode (ed) Pp 47-64. University Utah Press. Published, 06/2012.
  • Political Ecology of the Sierra de la Giganta Oases. Anthropologies 15. Published, 06/2012.
    http://www.anthropologiesproject.org/2012/11/polit...
  • Anointing variation across wild capuchin monkey populations: a review of material preferences, bout frequency, and anointing in Cebus and Sapajus. American Journal of Primatology 74:299-314. Published, 04/2012.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.209...
  • A PXRF-Based Chemostratigraphy and Provenience System for the Cooper’s Ferry Site, Idaho. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39(3):663-671. Published, 03/2012.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Competitive Altruism Explains Labor Exchange Variation in a Dominican Village. Current Anthropology. 35(1):118-124. Published, 02/2012.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/663700
  • Sex Differences in Cooperation: A Meta-Analytic Review of Social Dilemmas. Psychological Bulletin. 137(6):881-909. Published, 11/2011.
    http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=search.display...
  • The Dual-Role Method and Ultimatum Game Performance. Field Methods 23(1):102-114. Published, 02/2011.
    http://fmx.sagepub.com/content/23/1/102.abstract
  • Inferring Relationships Between Indigenous Baja California Sur and Seri/Comcáac Populations Through Cultural Traits. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 30(1): 51-68. Published, 11/2010.
  • Fathers’ Roles in Hunter-Gatherer and Other Small Scale Cultures. In. M.E. Lamb (Ed.), The Role of the Father in Child Development, 5th Ed. Pp.413-434. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons. Published, 06/2010.
  • Kinship, Family, and Gender Effects in the Ultimatum Game. Human Nature 19:294-309. Published, 07/31/2008.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-00...
  • Lithic Core Reduction Techniques: Modeling Expected Diversity. In W. Andrefsky (Ed.), Lithic Technologies Pp. 317-335. Cambridge University Press. Published, 06/2008.
  • Education Collections as Museum Collections. Curator 46(1):101-113. Published, 01/2004.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2151-...
  • A Consideration of Museum Education Collections: Theory and Application. Curator 44(2):166-178. Published, 04/2001.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2151-...