Publications

  • Macfarlan, S.J., Quinlan, R & Post, E (2019). Emergent matriliny in a matrifocal, patrilineal population: A male coalitionary perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Accepted, 02/2019.
  • Macfarlan, S.J., Garcia, JJ, Schniter, E, Guevara Beltran, D, Amador Bibo, JG & Ruiz-Campos, G (2019). Geographic Distribution: Elgaria velazquezi (Central Baja California Alligator Lizard). Herpetological Review. Accepted, 01/2019.
  • Macfarlan, Shane J, Erickson, P, Yost, J, Regalado, J, Jaramillo, L & Beckerman, S (2018). Bands of Brothers and In-Laws: Waorani Warfare, Marriage, and Alliance Formation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol. 285, 20181859. Published, 10/2018.
    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.109...
  • Macfarlan, S.J. & Mark Remiker (2018). Cultural Multi-Level Selection and Biological Market Theory Explain the Coupled Dynamics of Labor Exchange Cooperation and Social Support. Sustainability Science. Vol. 13, 59-70. Published, 01/2018.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-0...
  • 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-...

Research Keywords

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

Presentations

  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2019. Peoples & Cultures of Todos Santos: A Pirate, A Padre, & a Partera. Todos Santos Speaker Series. Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2018. Contextualizing Your Research. Undergraduate Research Education Series. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2018. Marriage & Reproductive Dynamics, in a Traditional Ranchero Population: genetic Relatedness, Age at Marriage, & Inter-Community Dispersal. Demography Summit. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2018. Bands of Brothers and In-Laws: Waorani Warfare, Marriage, and Alliance Formation. Northwest Evolution, Ecology, & Human Behavior Symposium. Boise, ID. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Macfarlan, S.J., J.J. Garcia, E. Schniter, C. Hoagstrom. 2018. Cultural Values and Knowledge Associated with the Aridland Springs of the Sierra de La Giganta of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Presentation, Presented, 04/2018.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2018. Bands of Brothers and Inlaws: Waorani Warfare, Friendship, and Marriage. Anthropology Department Speaker Series. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/23/2018.
    https://dept.camden.rutgers.edu/public-humanities/...
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2018. The Cultures and Characters of Todos Santos. Todos Santos Speaker Series. Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/10/2018.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2017. Birth, death, and marriage in 19th century Todos Santos: The historical demography of a “Pueblo Mágico.” Colorado State University Todos Santos Center. Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/04/2017.
  • Macfarlan, S.J. 2017. Labor exchange and social support in a smallholder economy: Integrating behavioral ecology and political ecology theory. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/13/2017.
  • 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, Presented, 03/30/2017.
  • 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. 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

  • CNH-L: Dynamic Impacts of Environmental Change and Biomass Harvesting on Woodland Ecosystems and Traditional Livelihoods. PI: Brian Codding. Co-PI(s): Ramesh Shrestha (Co-Principal Investigator) Philip Dennison (Co-Principal Investigator) William Anderegg (Co-Principal Investigator) Courtenay Strong (Co-Principal Investigator). National Science Foundation, 09/01/2017 - 02/28/2022. Total project budget to date: $1,470,534.00
  • 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
  • Hydrologic Systems, Human Consumption, & Aridland Spring Sustainability: A Cross-Site Comparison. PI: Shane J. Macfarlan. Co-PI(s): Brenda Bowen. Society, Water, & Climate University of Utah, 05/24/2017 - 05/24/2018. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • 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
  • OASIANA-RANCHERO. PI: MACFARLAN,SHANE JAMES. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 11/01/2017 - 10/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $22,264.00
  • 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
    Baja California Sur.