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Portrait of Amanda Veile

I am a biological anthropologist, and I study the behavioral ecology and developmental biology of foragers and small-scale farmers in Latin America. My research specifically examines breastfeeding ecology and the epidemiologic and behavioral processes that modulate cross-cultural variation in infant and child development. I have conducted field research in communities of Amazonian forager- horticulturalists (the Tsimane of Bolivia), savannah foragers (the Pumé of Venezuela) and subsistence agriculturalists (the Yucatec Maya).

I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at Dartmouth College.

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