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September 17, 2014
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Hadza foragers say hungry Honeyguides lead them to more honey

Hadza hunter-gatherers of northern Tanzania have developed a deep and mutually beneficial relationship with the Greater Honeyguide bird, which, as its name indicates, leads people to sources of wild honey. Yale anthropologist Brian Wood has studied in great detail the … Continue reading

December 25, 2013
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Walking the Walk: What Sharks, Honeybees and Humans Have in Common

A research team led by UA anthropologist David Raichlen has found that the Hadza tribe’s movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Lévy walk – a pattern that also is found in the movements of … Continue reading

August 3, 2012
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Hunter-Gatherers Expend Same Calories as Average Americans

Taking in too many calories far outweighs getting too little exercise as a cause of obesity, according to a study of a hunter-gatherer society co- authored by Yale anthropologist Brian Wood and recently published in the July issue of the … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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‘Runner’s High’ Played a Role in Human Evolution

Aerobic exercise triggers a reward system in the body of long-distance running creatures like humans and dogs, but not ferrets, a study led by UA anthropologist David Raichlen suggests. In the last century, something unexpected happened: Humans became sedentary. We … Continue reading