Brian Wood



Selected Publications

For a complete list of my publications please see my Google Scholar profile.

Year Title
2023 Spottiswoode, C., and Wood, B. "Culturally-determined interspecies communication between humans and honeyguides" Science 382 (6675).
2023 Wood, B., Negrey, J., Brown, J., Deschner, T., Emery Thompson, M., Gunter, S., Mitani, J., Watts, D., Langergraber, K. "Demographic and hormonal evidence for menopause in wild chimpanzees" Science 382 (6669).
2022 Wood, B. "Xtracks: Software for Analysis of Movement and Socio-Spatial Patterns" Freely available at Github
2022 Yamada, Y., Zhang, X., Henderson, M. E., Sagayama, H., Pontzer, H., et al. "Variation in human water turnover associated with environmental and lifestyle factors". Science 378 (6622): 909-915.
2022 Cram, D. L., van der Wal, J. E., Uomini, N., Cantor, M., Afan, A. I., Attwood, M. C., et al., Wood, B., Wrangham, R., & Spottiswoode, C. N. (2022). "The ecology and evolution of human-wildlife cooperation." People and Nature 4 (4): 841-855.
2022 van der Wal, J. E., Spottiswoode, C. N., Uomini, N. T., Cantor, M., Daura-Jorge, F. G., Afan, A. I., Attwood, M. C., Amphaeris, J., Balasani, F., Begg, C. M., Blair, C. J., et al., Wood, B., Wrangham, R., Spottiswoode, C. N., & Cram, D. L. (2022). "Safeguarding human-wildlife cooperation." Conservation Letters 15 (4): e12886.
2021 Wood, B., Harris, J., Raichlen, D., Pontzer, H., Sayre, K., Sancilio, A., Berbesque, C., Crittenden, A., Mabulla, A., McElreath, R., Cashdan, E., & Jones, J. H. "Gendered movement ecology and landscape use in Hadza hunter-gatherers." Nature Human Behavior 5 (4): 436-446.
2021 Kraft, T. S., Venkataraman, V. V., Wallace, I. J., Crittenden, A. N., Holowka, N. B., Stieglitz, J., Harris, J., Raichlen, D. A., Wood, B., Gurven, M., & Pontzer, H. "The energetics of uniquely human subsistence strategies." Science 374 (6575).
2021 Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Harris, J., Mabulla, A. Hamilton, M., Zderic, T. and Raichlen, D. "Step counts from satellites: methods for integrating accelerometer and GPS data for more accurate measures of pedestrian travel." Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour 3 (1): 58-66.
2021 Pontzer, H. et al. "Daily energy expenditure through the human life course." Science 373 (6556): 808-812.
2021 Harris, J., Boyd, R., & Wood, B. "The role of casual knowledge in the evolution of traditional technology." Current Biology 31 (8): 1798-1803.
2021 Pontzer, H., and Wood, B. "Effects of evolution, ecology, and economy on human diet: Insights from hunter-gatherers and other small-scale societies" Annual Review of Nutrition
2020 Raichlen, D., Pontzer, H., Zderic, T., Harris, J., Mabulla, A., Hamilton, M., & Wood, B. "Sitting, squatting, and the evolutionary biology of human inactivity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (13): 7115-7121.
2018 Pontzer, H., Wood, B., and Raichlen, D. A. "Hunter-gatherers as models in public health." Obesity Reviews (19): 24–35.
2017 Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D., Basdeo, T., Harris, J., Mabulla, A., and Wood, B. (2017) "Mechanics of archery among Hadza hunter-gatherers." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (16): 57-64.
2017 Wood, B., and Gilby, I. (2017) "Pan the hunter: Hunting by humans, chimpanzees, and our common ancestor" in Chimpanzees and Human Evolution, R. Wrangham, D. Pilbeam, and M. Muller, Eds., Harvard University Press.
2017 Wood, B., Watts, D., Mitani, J., Langergraber, K., (2017) "Favorable ecological circumstances promote life expectancy in chimpanzees similar to that of human hunter-gatherers". Journal of Human Evolution (105): 41-56.
2017 Raichlen, D., Pontzer, H., Harris, J., Mabulla, A., Marlowe, F., Snodgrass, J., Berbesque, C., Sancilio, A., and Wood, B. (2016) "Physical activity patterns and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk in hunter-gatherers". American Journal of Human Biology 29: e22919.
2015 Yetish, G., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Manger, P., Wilson, C., McGregor, R., Siegel, J. (2015) "Natural sleep and its seasonal variations in three pre-industrial populations" Current Biology 25 (21): 2862-2868.
2014 Wood, B., and Marlowe, F. (2014) "Toward a reality-based understanding of Hadza men's work: A response to Hawkes et al. (2014)" Human Nature 25 (4): 620-630.
2014 Wood, B., Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D, and Marlowe, F. (2014) "Mutualism and manipulation in Hadza-Honeyguide interactions" Evolution and Human Behavior 35 (6):540-546.
2014 Marlowe, F., Berbesque, J., Wood, B., Crittenden, A., Porter, C., Mabulla, A. "Honey, Hadza, hunter-gatherers, and human evolution" Journal of Human Evolution (71) 119-128.
2014 Hill, K., Wood, B., Baggio, J., Hurtado, A.M., Boyd, R. (2014) "Hunter-gatherer inter-band interaction rates: Implications for cumulative culture" PLoS ONE 9 (7): e102806.
2013 Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Gordon, A., Mabulla, A., Marlowe, F., Pontzer, H. (2013) "Evidence of Lévy walk foraging patterns in human hunter–gatherers" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 111 (2): 728-733.
2013 Wood, B., and Marlowe, F. (2013) "Household and kin provisioning by Hadza men" Human Nature 24: 280-317.
2012 Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D., Wood, B., Mabulla, A., Racette, S., Marlowe, F. "Hunter-gatherer energetics and human obesity". PLoS ONE 7 (7): e40503.
2012 Cashdan, E., Marlowe, F., Crittenden, A., Porter, C., Wood, B. (2012) "Sex differences in spatial cognition among Hadza foragers" Evolution and Human Behavior 33: 274-284.
2012 Wood, B., and Marlowe, F. "Dynamics of Postmarital Residence among the Hadza: A Kin Investment Model" Human Nature 22 (1): 128-128.
2011 Hill, K., Walker, R., Bozicevec, M., Eder, J., Headland, T., Hewlett, B., Hurtado, A.M., Marlowe, F., Wiessner, P., Wood, B. "Co-residence patterns in hunter-gatherer societies show unique human social structure" Science 331 (6022): 1286-1289.
2007Mallol, C., Marlowe, F., Wood, B., and Porter, C. "Earth, wind, and fire: Ethnoarchaeological signals of Hadza fire" Journal of Archaeological Science 34 (12): 2035-2052.
2006 Wood, B. "Prestige or provisioning? A test of foraging goals among the Hadza" Current Anthropology 47 (2): 383-387.
2006 Wood, B., and Wood, Z. "Energetically optimal travel across terrain: Visualizations and a new metric of geographic distance with anthropological applications" SPIE Proceedings: San Jose, CA 6060
2000Wood, B., and Hill, K. "A Test of the Showing-Off Hypothesis with Ache Hunters" Current Anthropology 41 (1): 124-125.