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Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Institute of Human Origins        Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity    Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

SHESC Themes: Origins of Human Uniqueness, Biological, Social and Cultural Evolution; Human Origins, Evolution and Diversity

Field Specializations: Life History Theory, Evolution of Culture and Cooperation, Human Evolution, Human Evolutionary Ecology, Hunter Gatherers

Regional Focus: South America, South Africa, Philippines

click HERE   for personal research website  http://www.public.asu.edu/~krhill3/Index.html

 

2013 Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology

Bio

Research:
Kim Hill's theoretical interests are human evolutionary ecology, including focal areas such as foraging theory, time allocation, food sharing, life history evolution, parental investment, cooperation, culture and cognition, the emergence and spread of Homo sapiens and unique characteristics of our species. His field experience involves hunter-gatherers and natives of the Neotropics. He has nearly 30 years of fieldwork with Ache (Paraguay), Hiwi (Venezuela), Mashco-Piro, Matsiguenga and Yora (Peru) and has conducted extensive travels to indigenous communities in Latin America.

Teaching:
Hill teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on aspects of human evolution. Prior to his arrival at ASU, he was a professor at the University of New Mexico. He has additional teaching experience at the University of Michigan, Emory University, and the University of Utah.

Some Recent Publications

2014 Hill, K, B Wood, J Baggio, R Boyd.  Inter-band Interaction among hunter-gatherers may explain cumulative culture.  PLOS ONE 9(7): e102806

2014 Janssen M, K Hill.  Benefits from grouping and cooperative hunting among Ache hunter-gatherers. Insights from an agent based foraging model. Human Ecology

2012    Hill K., Hurtado, A. M. Human Reproductive Assistance Nature.  483:160-162.

2012    Henrich J, R Boyd, R McElreath, M Gurven, PJ Richerson, J Ensminger, M Alvard, A Barr, C Barrett, A Bolyanatz, C F Camerer, J-C Cardenas, E Fehr, H M Gintis, F Gil-White, E Laban Gwako, N Henrich, K Hill, C Lesorogol, J Q Patton, F W Marlowe, D P Tracer, J Ziker Culture does account for variation in game behavior. Proceedings National Academy of Science 109 (2), 347-348.

2011    Smith Eric Alden, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Samuel Bowles and Kim Hill.  Wealth Inequality in Foraging, Horticultural, Pastoral, and Agricultural Populations: A Reply to Caldararo.  Current Anthropology  Vol. 52, No. 4 (August 2011), pp. 579-580

2011    Walker, R. K. Hill, M. Flinn, R. Elsworth. Evolutionary history of hunter-gatherer marriage practices.  Plos One, 6 (4), e19066.

2011    Hill, K., R. Walker, M. Bozicevic, J. Eder, T. Headland, B. Hewlett, A.M. Hurtado, F. Marlowe, P. Wiessner, B. Wood. Coresidence patterns in hunter-gatherer societies show unique human social structure. Science, 331: 1286- 1289.

2010 Walker, R., Flynn, M. and K. Hill. Evolutionary history of partible paternity in lowland South America. Proceedings National Academy of Science. 107 (45): 19195- 19200.

2010     Yang N., Mazières S., Bravi C., Excoffier L., Ray N., Wang S., Burley M.,  Gabriel Bedoya G., Rojas W., V. Parra M.V., Molina J.A., Gallo C., Poletti G., Hill K., Hurtado A.M., Petzl-Erler M.L., Tsuneto L.T., Klitz W., Barrantes R., Llop E., Rothhammer F., Labuda D., Salzano F.M., Bortolini M., Dugoujon J.M., & Ruiz-Linares A.  Contrasting patterns of nuclear and mtDNA diversity in Native American populations.  Annals of Human Genetics, 74 (6): 525 – 528.

2010    Bribiescas, R.G. and K. Hill. Circadian Variation in Salivary Testosterone Across Age Classes in Ache Amerindian Males of Paraguay. American Journal of Human Biology, 22 (2): 216 – 220.

2010    Hill, K.  Experimental studies of animal social learning in the wild:  Trying to untangle the mystery of human culture.  Learning and Behavior 38(3): 319- 328.

2010    Smith, E.A., K. Hill, F. W. Marlowe, D. Nolin, P. Wiessner, M. Gurven, S. Bowles, M. Borgerhoff Mulder, T. Hertz, A. Bell. Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and Inequality among Hunter-Gatherers. Current Anthropology 51 (1): 19-34.

2010    Gurven, M. and K. Hill.  Moving beyond stereotypes of men’s foraging goals.  Current Anthropology. 51 (2): 265- 267

2009     Hill, K., M. Barton, and A.M. Hurtado.  The Origins of Human Uniqueness: The Evolution of Characters Underlying Behavioral Modernity.  Evolutionary Anthropology, 18: 187-200.

2009      Borgerhoff Mulder, M., S. Bowles, K. Hill & 23 other authors.  Dynamics of Inequality in small-scale societies. Science 326, 682-688.

 

 

 

2009      Bourgeois S., V. Yotova, S. Wang, S. Bourtoumieu, C. Moreau, R. Michalski, J.P. Moisan, K. Hill, A.M. Hurtado, A. Ruiz-Linares and D. Labuda. X-Chromosome Lineages and the Settlement of the Americas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140(3): 417 – 428.

2009     Baker J, Hurtado AM, Pearson OM, Hill KR, Jones T, Frey MA. Developmental Plasticity in Fat Patterning of Ache Children in Response to Variation in Interbirth Intervals: A Preliminary Test of the Roles of External Environment and Maternal Reproductive Strategies. American Journal of Human Biology 21: 77-83.

2009     Hill, K. and A.M. Hurtado.  Cooperative Breeding in South American Hunter-Gatherers.  Proceedings Royal Society Biological, 276, 3863-3870. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1061

2009     Hill, K. and K. Kintigh.  Can Anthropologists distinguish good and poor hunters: Implications for hunting hypotheses, sharing conventions, and cultural transmission. Current Anthropology 50 (3): 369-377.

2009     Hill, K. Are characteristics of human “culture” that account for human uniqueness missing from animal social traditions?  In K. Laland and J. Galef eds. “ The question of animal culture” pp. 269-287.  Harvard University Press: Boston.

2009     Gurven, M. and K. Hill. Why Do Men Hunt? A Reevaluation of "Man the Hunter" and the Sexual Division of Labor.  Current Anthropology 50(1):51-74.

 

PDF files of older publications are HERE

 

 

 

Research Interests

Theoretical Interests: Human Evolutionary Ecology including focal areas such as foraging theory, time allocation, food sharing, life history evolution, parental investment, cooperation, culture and cognition. Emergence and spread of Homo sapiens and unique characteristics of our species.

Field Experience: Hunter-gatherers and Natives of the Neotropics. Nearly thirty years of fieldwork with Ache (Paraguay), Hiwi (Venezuela), Mashco-Piro, Matsiguenga and Yora (Peru) and extensive travel to Indigenous communities in Latin America. (background video)

Go to Personal Website for more information

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 210 Human Sexuality: Anth Perspect
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 484 Internship
ASM 492 Honors Directed Study
ASM 493 Honors Thesis
ASM 499 Individualized Instruction
ASM 590 Reading and Conference
ASM 592 Research
ASM 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 792 Research
ASM 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 790 Reading and Conference

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 342 Evolution and Human Behavior
BIO 327 Evolution and Human Behavior

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 368 Prehistoric/Historic Hunter-
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 342 Evol, Ecol & Hum Bio Variation

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASB 368 Prehistoric/Historic Hunter-
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
ASM 591 Seminar

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 101 Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Kimbel,William Howard * , Boyd,Robert , Campisano,Christopher J , Hill,Kim Ronald , Johanson,Donald C , Marean,Curtis William , Mathew,Sarah George , Reed,Kaye E , Schwartz,Gary T , Silk,Joan Barbara , . The Evolutionary Foundations of Human Uniqueness: Recovering Patterns of Cognition Cumulative Culture and Cooperation. ASU FDN (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2017).
  2. Marean,Curtis William * , Franklin,Janet , Hill,Kim Ronald , . IPG - Developing and Testing an Integrated Paleoscape Model for the Early Middle and Late Pleistocene of the South Coast of South Africa. NSF-ENG-BCS (9/15/2011 - 8/31/2016).

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