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Research Article

Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

  • Herman Pontzer mail,

    herman.pontzer@hunter.cuny.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America, New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • David A. Raichlen,

    Affiliation: School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Brian M. Wood,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Audax Z. P. Mabulla,

    Affiliation: Department of Archeology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Susan B. Racette,

    Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Frank W. Marlowe

    Affiliation: Division of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040503

About the Authors

Herman Pontzer
Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America
Herman Pontzer
New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, New York, New York, United States of America
David A. Raichlen
School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Brian M. Wood
Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Audax Z. P. Mabulla
Department of Archeology, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Susan B. Racette
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Frank W. Marlowe
Division of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: herman.pontzer@hunter.cuny.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HP DAR BMW AZPM SBR FWM. Performed the experiments: HP DAR BMW SBR. Analyzed the data: HP DAR BMW SBR. Wrote the paper: HP DAR BMW AZPM SBR FWM.