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Robert S Walker

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
Missouri State University


2004 Ph.D. with distinction, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Committee: Kim Hill, Hillard Kaplan, A. Magdalena Hurtado, Osbjorn Pearson, and Michael Gurven. 2001 M.S. with distinction, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. 1998 B.A. magna cum laude, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University.

Research Interest

Human residence patterns, Behavioral Sciences, horticulture


  • Hill K, RS Walker, M Bozicevic, J Eder, T Headland, B Hewlett, AM Hurtado, F Marlowe, P Wiessner, B Wood. Co-residence patterns in hunter-gatherer societies show unique human social structure. Science 331:1286-1289 2011

  • Walker RS, LA Ribeiro. Bayesian phylogeography of the Arawak expansion in lowland South America. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278:2562-2567 2011

  • Walker RS, KR Hill, MV Flinn, RM Ellsworth. Evolutionary history of hunter-gatherer marriage practices. PLoS ONE 6:e19066 2011

  • Hamilton MJ, O Burger, RS Walker. Human Ecology, in Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach. Eds RM Sibly, A Kodric-Brown & JH Brown. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 248-257 2011

  • Wichmann S, EW Holman, T Rama, RS Walker. Correlates of reticulation in linguistic phylogenies. Language Dynamics & Change 1:205-240 Robert S. Walker Email: Website: Database for Indigenous Cultural Evolution: 2 2012

  • Walker RS, S Wichmann, T Mailund, CJ Atkisson. Cultural phylogenetics of the Tupi language family in lowland South America. PLoS ONE 7:e35025 2012

  • Walker RS, DH Bailey. Body counts in lowland South American violence. Evolution & Human Behavior 34:29-34 2012 Bailey DH, MJ Hamilton, RS Walker. Latitude, population size, and the language-farming dispersal hypothesis. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 1057-1067 2012

  • PLoS ONE 8: e59325 2013 Walker RS, S Beckerman, MV Flinn, M Gurven, CR von Rueden, KL Kramer, RD Greaves, L Córdoba, D Villar, EH Hagen, JM Koster, L Sugiyama, TE Hunter, KR Hill. Living with kin in lowland horticultural societies.Current Anthropology 54:96-103 2013

  • Bailey DH, RS Walker, GE Blomquist, KR Hill, AM Hurtado, DC Geary. Heritability and fitness correlates of personality in the Ache, a natural-fertility population in Paraguay.2013

  • Walker RS. Human residence patterns, in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Eds R Scott & S Kosslyn. Sage Publications, pp.2015

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