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Welcome to my personal website.

The basics: BA Oregon 1971; PhD, Cornell University 1977.  Currently, I am Professor Department of Anthropology and a Member of the Graduate Group in Ecology (Environmental Policy and Human Ecology Area of Interest) and the Graduate Group in International Agricultural Development, at the University of California at Davis.  I also serve as the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Instructional Resources, Division of Social Sciences.  For a personal intellectual history, see my Before Farming article, "The half of it."  For a list of paper, please check out Google Citations .

My areas of academic expertise:

Human behavioral and evolutionary ecology; cultural ecology; hunter-gatherers (sub-arctic Canada); agriculturalists/pastoralists (central Andes, Peru; Belize); origins of agriculture and political social stratification; population ecology models of human adaptive processes.

Please Explore

I encourage you to explore my web pages, where you will find my CV, new manuscripts, recent and older publications, syllabi and related materials I use in my undergraduate and graduate courses, and information on my graduate students and postdocs.  If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail.  I would be happy to answer them.

Newsworthy

Our Belize project Science paper analyzing Maya political history in light of climate change is out.  News story here; Capital Public Radio interview with Winterhalder and Macri here.

(PLEASE NOTE:  These web pages slowly are being reconstituted form an earlier form in a now obsolete software environment.  The pages for "Manuscripts," "Publications," and "Grad Students and Postdocs" are in reasonably good shape.  The remainder are only partially reconstituted and brought up to date as of 23 September 2012.)


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