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Pontzer H, Brown MH, Raichlen DA, Dunsworth H, Hare B, Walker K, Luke A, Dugas LR, Durazo-Arvizu R, Schoeller D, Plange-Rhule J, Bovet P, Forrester T, Lambert EV, Emery Thompson M, Shumaker R, Ross SR. 2016. Metabolic acceleration and the evolution of human brain size and life history. Nature. 533:390-2. Supplemental Info.

Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H., Harris, J.A., Mabulla, A.Z.P., Marlowe, F.M., Snodgrass, J.J., Eick, G., Berbesque, C., Wood, B.M. 2016. Physical activity patterns and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk in hunter-gatherers. American Journal of Human Biology. early view.

Pontzer H. 2016. Behavior: Knowing when to walk away, knowing when to run. Current Biology26:R717-8

Gurven MD, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Yetish G, Cummings D, Blackwell AD, Beheim B, Kaplan HS, Pontzer H. 2016. High resting metabolic rate among Amazonian foragerhorticulturalists experiencing high pathogen burden. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 161:414-425.

Laird MF, Vogel ER, Pontzer H. 2016. Chewing efficiency and occlusal functional morphology in modern humans. Journal of Human Evolution. 93:1-11

Pontzer H, Durazo-Arvizu R, Dugas LR, Plange-Rhule J, Bovet P, Forrester TE, Lambert EV, Cooper RS, Schoeller DA, Luke A. 2016. Constrained total energy expendituer and metabolic adaptation to physical activity in human adults. Current Biology. 26:410-7

Pontzer H. 2016. A unified theory for the energy cost of legged locomotion. Biology Letters. 12: 20150935

Yetish G, Kaplan H, Gurven M, Wood B, Pontzer H, Manger PR, Wilson C, McGregor R, Siegel JM. 2015.Natural sleep and its variations in three pre-industrial societies. Current Biology. 25:2862-8

Pontzer H. 2015. Energy expenditure in humans and other primates: a new synthesis. Annual Review of Anthropology. 44:169-187

Warrener AG, Lewton KL, Pontzer H, Lieberman DE. 2015. A wider pelvis does not increase locomotor cost in humans, with implications for the evolution of childbirth. PLoS ONE. e0118903.

Pontzer H. 2015. Constrained total energy expenditure and the evolutionary biology of energy balance. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews. 43:110-116.

Pontzer H, Raichlen DA, Wood BM, Emery Thompson M, Racette SB, Mabulla AZP, Marlowe FW. 2015. Energy expenditure and activity among Hadza hunter-gatherers. American Journal of Human Biology. 27:628-637.

Pontzer H., Raichlen DA, Gordon AD, Schroepfer-Walker KK, Hare B, O'Neill MC, Muldoon KM, Dunsworth HM, Wood BM, Isler K, Burkart J, Irwin M, Shumaker RW, Lonsdorf EV, Ross SR. 2014. Primate energetics and life history. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111:1433-1437.

Wood BM, Pontzer H, Raichlen DA,Marlowe FM. 2014. Mutualism and manipulation in Hadza–honeyguide interactions. Evolution and Human Behavior. 35:540-546.

Raichlen DA, Wood BM, Gordon AD, Mabulla AZP, Marlowe FW, Pontzer H. 2014. Evidence of Lévy walk foraging patterns in human hunter–gatherers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 111:728-733.

Pontzer H, Suchman K, Raichlen DA, Wood BM, Mabulla AZP, Marlowe FW. 2014. Foot strike patterns and hind limb joint angles during running in Hadza hunter-gatherers. Journal of Sports and Health Science. 3:95-101.

Raubenheimer D, Rothman JM, Pontzer H, Simpson SJ. 2014. Macronutrient contributions of insects to the diets of hunter-gatherers: A geometric analysis. Journal of Human Evolution. 71:70-76.

Pontzer H, Raichlen DA, Rodman PS. 2014. Bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion in chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution 66:64-82.

Pontzer H, Antón SC, Lordkipanidze D. 2014. Dmanisi Hominins and Archaeology. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. 2146-2149.

Barak, M.M., Lieberman, D.E., Raichlen, D., Pontzer, H., Warrener, A.G., Hublin, J.J. 2013. Trabecular evidence for a human-like gait in Australopithecus africanus. PLoS ONE. 8, e77687

Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H., Shapiro, L.J. 2013. A new look at the Dynamic Similarity Hypothesis: the importance of swing phase. Biology Open. 0, 1-5.

Foster, A.D., Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H. 2013. Muscle force production during bent-knee, bent-hip walking in humans. Journal of Human Evolution. 65, 294–302.

Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D.A., Wood, B.M., Racette, S.B., Mabulla, A.Z.P., Marlowe, F.W. 2012. Hunter-gatherer energetics and modern human obesity. PLoS ONE 7,e40503.

Pontzer, H. 2012. Debunking the hunter-gatherer workout. New York Times. August 24.

Pontzer, H. 2012. Ecological energetics in early Homo. Current Anthropology S346-S358. (Supplementary Table)

Dunsworth, H.M., Warrener, A.G., Deacon, T., Ellison, P.T., Pontzer, H. 2012. Metabolic hypothesis for human altriciality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. (Supporting Information)

Pontzer, H. 2012. Overview of Hominin Evolution. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10), 8

Pontzer, H. 2012. Relating ranging ecology, limb length, and locomotor economy in terrestrial animals. Journal of Theoretical Biology 296, 6–12.

Pontzer, H., Scott, J.R., Lordkipanidze, D., Ungar, P.S. 2011. Dental microwear texture analysis and diet in the Dmanisi hominins. Journal of Human Evolution. 61, 683-687.

Orkin, J.D., Pontzer, H. 2011.The Narrow Niche hypothesis: gray squirrels shed new light on primate origins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 144, 617-624

Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D.A., Sockol, M.D. 2011. From treadmill to tropics: calculating ranging cost in chimpanzees.  In: D’Aout, K. and Vereecke, E.E. (eds) Studying Primate Locomotion: Linking in situ and ex situ Research. New York, Springer. pp. 289-309.

Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D.A., Shumaker, R.W., Ocobock, C., Wich, S.A. 2010. Metabolic adaptation for low energy throughput in orangutans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 107, 14048-52. (Supporting Info)

Pontzer, H., Rolian, C., Rightmire, G.P., Jashashvili, T., Ponce de León, M.S., Lordkipanidze, D., Zollikofer, C.P. 2010. Locomotor anatomy and biomechanics of the Dmanisi hominins. Journal of Human Evolution. 58, 492-504.

Cowgill, L.W., Warrener, A., Pontzer, H., Ocobock, C. 2010. Waddling and toddling: the biomechanical effects of an immature gait. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 143, 52-61.

Pontzer, H., Allen, V., Hutchinson, J.R. 2009. Biomechanics of running indicates endothermy in bipedal dinosaurs. PLoS ONE. 4, e7783.

Pontzer, H., Kamilar, J.M. 2009. Great ranging associated with greater reproductive investment in mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.106, 192-196. (Supporting Info: Phylogeny)

Pontzer, H., Holloway, J., Raichlen, D.A., Lieberman, D.E. 2009. Control and function of arm swing in human walking and running.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 212, 523-534.

Raichlen, D.A., Shapiro, L.J., Pontzer, H., Sockol, M.D. 2009. Understanding hind limb weight support in chimpanzees with implications for the evolution of primate locomotion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 138, 395–402.

Pontzer, H., Raichlen, D.A., Sockol, M.D. 2009. The metabolic cost of walking in humans, chimpanzees, and early hominins. Journal of Human Evolution. 56, 43-54.

Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H., Sockol, M.D. 2008. The Laetoli footprints and early hominin kinematics. Journal of Human Evolution. 54, 112-117

Carter, M.L., Pontzer, H., Wrangham, R.W., Kerbis Peterhans, J. 2008. Skeletal pathology in Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii in Kibale National Park, Uganda. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 135, 389-403.

Lordkipanidze, D., Jashashvili, T., Vekua, V., Ponce de Leon, M.S., Zollikofer, C.P.E., Rightmire, G.P., Pontzer, H., Ferring, R., Oms, O., Tappen, M., Bukhsianidze, M., Agusti, J., Kahlke, R., Kiladze, G., Martinez-Navarro, B., Mouskhelishvili, A., Nioradze, M., Rook, L. 2007. Postcranial evidence from early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia. Nature. 449, 305-310.

Sockol, M.D., Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H. 2007. Chimpanzee locomotor energetics and the origin of human bipedalism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 30, 12265-12269.

Wittman, A.B., Wall, L.L. 2007. The evolutionary origins of obstructed labor: bipedalism, encephalization, and the human obstetric dilemma. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 62, 739-748.

Pontzer, H. 2007. Limb length and the scaling of locomotor cost in terrestrial animals. Journal of Experimental Biology. 210, 1752-1761.

Pontzer, H. 2007. Predicting the cost of locomotion in terrestrial animals: a test of the LiMb model in humans and quadrupeds. Journal of Experimental Biology 210, 484 - 494.

Lieberman, D.E., Raichlen, D.A., Pontzer, H., Bramble, D.M., Cutright-Smith, E. 2006. The human gluteus maximus muscle and its role in running. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209, 2143 - 2155.

Pontzer, H., Wrangham, R.W., 2006. The ontogeny of ranging in wild chimpanzees. International Journal of Primatology . 27, 295 - 309.

Pontzer, H., Lieberman, D.E., Momin E., Devlin, M., Polk, J.D., Hallgrimmson, B., Cooper, D.M.L. 2006. Trabecular bone in the knee responds with high sensitivity to changes in load orientation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209, 57 – 65.

Pontzer, H. 2005. A new model predicting locomotor cost from limb length via force production. Journal of Experimental Biology. 208, 1513 – 1524.

Pontzer, H., Wrangham R.W. 2004. Climbing and the daily energy cost of locomotion in wild chimpanzees: Implications for hominoid locomotor evolution. Journal of Human Evolution . 46, 315 – 333.