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Portrait of Amanda Veile

I am a biological anthropologist, and I study the behavioral and nutritional ecology and developmental biology of foragers and small-scale farmers. My research specifically examines how nutritional, epidemiologic and behavioral processes modulate the energetic trade-offs underlying 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 currently teach several courses in biological anthropology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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