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Ana Hurtado

Ana Hurtado
Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402

Ana Magdalena Hurtado is a human evolutionary ecologist. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in South America and is especially well known for her in-depth work with the hunter-gatherer people of Paraguay.

Hurtado has taught both graduate- and undergraduate-level courses ranging from human evolution and emergence to epidemiological anthropology. Prior to her arrival at ASU, she was an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She has additional teaching experience at Emory University, the University of Michigan and the University of Utah.

PhD, Anthropology, Columbia University, 1985

BA, Anthropology, State University of New York at Purchase, 1980

Journal Articles


Hill, K., M. Barton and A. M. Hurtado. 2009. The emergence of human uniqueness: Characters underlying behavioral modernity. Evolutionary Anthropology 18(5):187-200. DOI: 10.1002/evan.20224. (link )