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Kim Hill

Kim Hill

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

Kim.Hill@asu.edu

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

Titles

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

Biography

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. 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.

Education

  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Utah, 1983
  • BS, Biology, University of Utah, 1975

Journal Articles

2009

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 )