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R. Quinlan

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Papers Available in PDF:

Extrinsic Mortality Effects on Reproductive Strategies in a Caribbean Community. (n.d.) under review (Presented at the American Anthropological Association 2008)

Human Pair-bonds: Evolved Functions, Ecological Variation, and Adaptive Development.(pdf) (2008) Evolutionary Anthropology. Quinlan, R.

Kinship, Family & Gender Effects in the Ultimatum Game (pdf)  (2008) Human Nature. Human Nature. 19: 294-309. Macfarlan, S. & Quinlan, R.

New Genealogy: It's not just for kinship anymore. (2008) Field Methods 20(2):129-154. Quinlan, R. & Hagen, E.

Human Lactation, Pair-bonds & Alloparents: A Cross-Cultural Analysis.(pdf) (2008) Human Nature. 19(2):87-102. Quinlan, R. & Quinlan, M.

Modernization and Medicinal Plant Knowledge in Caribbean Horticultural Village. (2007) Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 21(2):169-92.       Quinlan, M. & Quinlan, R.

Evolutionary Ecology of Human Pair-Bonds: Cross-Cultural Tests of Alternative Hypotheses.(pdf)  (2007) Cross-Cultural Research.41(2):149-69  Quinlan, R. & Quinlan, M.

Human Parental Effort & Environmental Risk.(pdf)  (2007) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274(1606):121-125. Quinlan, R.

Parenting & Cultures of Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Infidelity, Aggression & Witchcraft.(pdf) (2007) American Anthropologist. 109(2):in press. Quinlan, R. & Quinlan, M.

Gender and Risk in a Matrifocal Caribbean Community: A View from Behavioral Ecology.(pdf) (2006) American Anthropologist 108(3):469-79. Quinlan, R.

Local Resource Enhancement & Sex-biased Breastfeeding in a Caribbean Community.(pdf) (2005) Current Anthropology. 46(3):471-480. Quinlan, R., Quinlan, M. & Flinn, M.

Kinship, Sex & Fitness in a Caribbean Community.(pdf)  (2005) Human Nature. 16(1):32-57. Quinlan, R. & Flinn, M.

Kinship, Gender & Migration from a Rural Caribbean Community. (pdf) (2005) Migration Letters. 2(1):2-12. R. Quinlan

Father-Absence, Parental Care & Female Reproductive Development. (pdf) (2003) Evolution & Human Behavior. 24(6): 376-390. Quinlan, R.

Parental Investment & Age at Weaning in a Caribbean Village.(pdf) (2003) Evolution and Human Behavior. 24: 1-16. Quinlan, R., Quinlan, M. & Flinn, M.


Papers available by request:

Gurven, M., Borgerhoff Mulder, M,. Bowles, S., Hooper, P. Kaplan, H., Quinlan, R., Sear, S., Schniter, E., von Rueden, C., Bell, A., & Hertz, T. (in press) Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and Inequality among Horticulturalists. Current Anthropology.

Borgerhoff Mulder, M, S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, J. Beise, G. Clark, I. Fazzio, M. Gurven, K. Hill, P. L. Hooper, W. Irons, H. Kaplan, D. Leonetti, B. Low, F. Marlowe, R. McElreath, S. Naidu, D. Nolin, P. Piraino, R. Quinlan, E. Schniter, R. Sear, M. Shenk, E. A. Smith, C. von Rueden, P. Wiessner 2009 Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies. Science, 326. (5953): 682 – 688.

Quinlan, R.J. 2009 Predicting Cross-Cultural Patterns in Sex Biased Parental Investment and Attachment. [comment] Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 32(1):40-41.

Quinlan, R.J. 2008 Prehistoric Human Sexuality. In J.H. Howell (ed.) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship & Sexuality through History, Volume 1. London: Greenwood. pp. 3-10.

Flinn, M.V., Quinlan, R., Coe, K. & Ward, C. 2007. Evolution of the Human Family. In C. Salmon & T. Shackelford (eds.) Family Relations: An Evolutionary Perspective. Oxford U. Press. pp. 16- 38.

Quinlan, M. & Quinlan, R. 2006. Balancing the System: Humoral Medicine & Food in the Commonwealth of Dominica. In Eating and Healing: Exploration of Wild and Domesticated Plants and Animals as Food and Medicine, A. Pieroni and L. Price, Eds.Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Quinlan, R. 2005. Comment on Rende Taylor’s “Dangerous Tradeoffs”. Current Anthropology, 46(3):427-428.

Quinlan, R., Flinn, M. 2003 Intergenerational Transmission of Conjugal Stability in a Caribbean Village. Journal of Comparative Family Studies. , 43, 569-583.

Quinlan, M., Quinlan, R. & Nolan, J. 2002. Ethnophysiology and Botanical Treatments of Intestinal Worms in Dominica, West Indies. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 80:75-83.

Quinlan, R. 2001. Effect of Household Structure on Female Reproductive Strategies in a Caribbean Community. Human Nature 12 (3): 169-189.

Flinn, M., Leone, D., & Quinlan, R. 1999. Growth and Fluctuating Asymmetry of Step-Children Evolution and Human Behavior. 20(6):465-479.

Flinn, M., Quinlan, R., Turner, M., Decker, S., & England, B. 1996. Male-Female Differences in Effects of Parental Absence on Glucocorticoid Stress Response. Human Nature, 7(2):125-62.