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Research Article

Weapons Make the Man (Larger): Formidability Is Represented as Size and Strength in Humans

  • Daniel M. T. Fessler mail,

    dfessler@anthro.ucla.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Colin Holbrook,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey K. Snyder

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032751

About the Authors

Daniel M. T. Fessler, Colin Holbrook, Jeffrey K. Snyder
Department of Anthropology and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dfessler@anthro.ucla.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DF CH JKS. Performed the experiments: CH JKS. Analyzed the data: CH. Wrote the paper: DF.