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Jane Lancaster

Distinguished Professor (Emerita)
Editor, Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective

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Evolutionary Anthropology

At UNM since 
1985
Email: 
jlancas@unm.edu
Phone: 
(505) 990-8536
Curriculum vitae
 
Website/s:
 http://www.unm.edu/~jlancas/

Recent Courses:

  • Primate Social Behavior: Behavioral Ecology and Biology of Sex Roles (ANTH 363/661)
  • Primate Social Behavior: Great Apes: Mind and Behavior (ANTH 363/662)
  • Seminar: Human Reproductive Biology and Ecology (ANTH 561)

Education:

Wellesley College, English, BA cum laude 1958

University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology, PhD 1967
Dissertation: "Primate Communication Systems and the Emergence of Human Language"

Research:

Primate social behavior, evolution of human behavior, reproductive biology, parental investment, life history.

Recent Publications:

J Lancaster and B Hamburg, 2008. School-Age Pregnancy and Parenthood: Biosocial Perspectives, 2nd ed. Aldne, NY.

J Lancaster and H Kaplan, 2008. The Endocrinology of the Human Adaptive Complex. In PG Gray and PT Ellison, eds., Endocrinology of Social Relationships. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, UK. pp. 45-61.

J Lancaster and H Kaplan, 2007. Chimpanzee and Human Intelligence: Life History, Diet and the Mind. In SW Gangestad and JA Simpson, eds., The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. Guilford Publications: New York City, NY. pp. 111-20.

H Kaplan, M Gurven and J Lancaster, 2007. Brain Evolution and the Human Adaptive Complex: An Ecological and Social Theory. In SW Gangestad and JA Simpson, eds., The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. Guilford Publications: New York City, NY. pp. 269-79.

H Kaplan, J Lancaster and A Robson, 2003. Embodied Capital and the Evolutionary Economics of the Human Life Span. In JR Carey and S Tuljapurkar, eds., Life Span: Evolutionary, Ecological and Demographic Perspectives, Supplement to Population and Development Review 29:152-82.

H Kaplan and J Lancaster, 2003. An Evolutionary and Ecological Analysis of Human Fertility, Mating Patterns, and Parental Investment. In K. W. Wachter and R. A. Bulatao, eds., Offspring: Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective. The National Academies Press: Washington, DC. pp. 170-23.

H Kaplan, J Lancaster, WT Tucker and KG Anderson, 2002. An Evolutionary Approach to Below Replacement Fertility. American Journal of Human Biology, Special Issue on Evolutionary Approaches to Population 14: 233-56.

H Kaplan, K Hill, J Lancaster and AM Hurtado, 2000. A Theory of Human Life History Evolution: Diet, Intelligence, and Longevity. Evolutionary Anthropology 9: 156-85.

J Lancaster, H Kaplan, K Hill and AM Hurtado, 2000. The Evolution of Life History, Intelligence, and Diet among Chimpanzees and Human Foragers. In F Tonneau and NS Thompson, eds., Perspectives in Ethology: Evolution, Culture and Behavior 13:47-72.