Project Description

Project Title: CAREER: Life history transitions among the Toba in northern Argentina @ University of Pennsylvania: This project evaluates the interaction among biocultural variables underlying key life history transitions and identifies and describes the implicated trade-offs. Biological and ethnographic data are collected to evaluate the somatic, developmental, cultural, and hormonal correlates of three life history transitions: infancy-childhood, puberty, and menopause. Results from this research will contribute directly to issues of evolutionary development biology, the biodemography of aging, and clinical medicine, as it relates specifically to patterns of child growth and women’s aging. The project also promotes education in science for U.S. and Argentine undergraduate and graduate students, particularly women and minorities through direct participation in research activities.

Collaborators: Argentina and the United States
AmLight requirements: Large file transfers