Articles and Book Chapters

Human Nature

The Weather of Violence: Metaphors and Models, Predictions and Surprises
Melvin Konner, Counter-Terrorism Exchange (CTX) 5(3):53-63, August 2015

Paleolithic Nutrition Twenty-Five Years Later
Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25(6):594-602, 2010

Human Nature, Ethnic Violence, and War
Melvin Konner, In The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace, Vol. 1, edited by Mari Fitzduff and Chris E. Stout, Praeger Security International, 2006.

Trauma, Adaptation, and Resilience: A Cross-Cultural and Evolutionary Perspective
Melvin Konner, In Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives, edited by Lawrence J. Kirmayer,  Robert Lemelson, and Mark Barad, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Human Behavioral Biology: Preparations for the Birth of a Paradigm in Anthropology
Melvin Konner, in Crisis in Anthropology, edited by E.A. Hoebel, R. Currier, and S. Kaiser, Garland Publishing, 1982.

Ethnographic Romanticism and the Idea of Human Nature: Parallels Between Samoa and !Kung San
Melvin Konner and Marjorie Shostak, in The Past and Future of !Kung Ethnography: Critical Reflections and Symbolic Perspectives. Essays in Honour of Lorna Marshall

Universals of Behavioral Development in Relation to Brain Myelination
Melvin Konner, in Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development: Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Kathleen R. Gibson and Anne C. Petersen, Aldine de Gruyter, 1991.

Childhood and the Family: An Anthropological View
Melvin Konner, Schoolbook 1(1):3-7, 1990.

Alternative Conceptions of Intellectual Functioning
S.R. Tulkin, M.J. Konner

Reproduction and Infancy

Hunter-Gatherer Infancy and Childhood in the Context of Human Evolution
Melvin Konner, in Childhood: Origins, Evolution, and Implications, edited by Courtney L. Meehan and Alyssa N. Crittenden, School for Advanced Research/University of New Mexico, 2016.

Nursing Frequency, Gonadal Function and Birth Spacing among !Kung Hunter-Gatherers
Melvin Konner and Carol Worthman, Science 207:788-790, 1980.

Who Responds to Crying? Maternal Care and Allocare among the !Kung
Ann Cale Kruger and Melvin Konner, Human Nature 21:309-329, 2010.

Crying in !Kung San infants: A Test of the Cultural Specificity Hypothesis
Ronald G Barr, Melvin Konner, Roger Bakeman, and Lauren B. Adamson, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 33:601-10, 1991.

!Kung Infancy: The Social Context of Object Exploration
Roger Bakeman, Lauren B. Adamson, Melvin Konner, and Ronald G. Barr, Child Development 61:794-809, 1990.

Universals of Behavioral Development in Relation to Brain Myelination
Melvin Konner, in Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development: Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Kathleen R. Gibson and Anne C. Petersen, Aldine de Gruyter, 1991.

Childhood and the Family: An Anthropological View
Melvin Konner, Schoolbook 1(1):3-7, 1990.

Timing and Management of Birth among the !Kung
Melvin Konner and Marjorie Shostak, Cultural Anthropology, 2:11-28, 1987.

Nursing behavior, prolactin and postpartum amenorrhea during prolonged lactation in Caucasian and !Kung mothers
Stern, J.M., M.J. Konner, T.N. Herman, and S. Reichlin.  Clinical Endocrinology 25:247-258.

Universals of Behavioral Development in Relation to Brain Myelination
Melvin Konner, in Brain Maturation and Cognitive Development: Cross-Cultural and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Kathleen R. Gibson and Anne C. Petersen, Aldine de Gruyter, 1991.

Aspects of the Developmental Ethology of a Foraging People
Melvin Konner, in Ethological Studies of Child Behavior, edited by Nicholas G. Blurton Jones, Cambridge University Press, 1972.

Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing: An Anthropological Perspective
Melvin Konner, in School-Age Pregnancy and Childbearing:  Biosocial Dimensions, edited by Jane B. Lancaster and Beatrix A. Hamburg, Aldine, 1987.

Nutrition and Health

Paleolithic Nutrition Twenty-Five Years Later
Melvin Konner and S. Boyd Eaton, Nutrition in Clinical Practice 25(6):594-602, 2010

Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of its Nature and Current Implications
Eaton, S.B. and Konner, M.J. New England Journal of Medicine 207:788-790, 1985.

Stone Agers in the Fast Lane: Chronic Degenerative Diseases in Evolutionary Perspective
S. Boyd Eaton, M.D., Melvin Konner, Ph.D., M.D. and Marjorie Shostak, American Journal of Medicine 84:739-49, 1988.

An Anthropological Perspective on Obesity
Peter J.Brown and Melvin Konner, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 499:29-46, 1987.

Women’s Reproductive Cancers in Evolutionary Context
S. Boyd Eaton et al., Quarterly Review of Biology 69(3):352-67, 1994.

Paleolithic Nutrition Revisited: A Twelve-Year Retrospective on Its Nature and Implications
S.B. Eaton, M.D., S.B. Eaton III, and M.J. Konner, Ph.D., M.D., European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 51:207-17, 1997.

An Evolutionary Perspective Enhances Understanding of Human Nutritional Requirements
S. Boyd Eaton, M.D., Stanley B. Eaton III, Melvin J. Konner, Ph.D., M.D., and Marjorie Shostak, Journal of Nutrition 126:1732-40, 1996.

Nursing Frequency, Gonadal Function and Birth Spacing among !Kung Hunter-Gatherers.
Konner, M.J. and Worthman, C. Science 207:788-790, 1980.

Evolutionary Health Promotion
S. Boyd Eaton et. al, Preventive Medicine 34, 109-118 (2002)

The Promise of Medical Anthropology: An Invited Commentary
Melvin Konner, Medical Anthropology Quarterly 5(1):78-82, 1991.

Evolution and our environment: will we adapt?
Melvin Konner, Western Journal of Medicine 174:360-61, 2001.

!Kung San Hunter-Gatherers

Nursing Frequency, Gonadal Function and Birth Spacing among !Kung Hunter-Gatherers.
Konner, M.J. and Worthman, C. Science 207:788-90, 1980.

Testosterone Levels Change With Subsistence Hunting Effort in !Kung San Men.
Worthman, C. and Konner, M.J. Pyschoneuroendocrinology, Vol 12, No 6, pp 449-458, 1987.

Timing and Management of Birth among the !Kung.
Konner, M.J. and Shostak, M. Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 11-28, 1987.

Crying in !Kung San infants: A Test of the Cultural Specificity Hypothesis
Roger Bakeman, Lauren B. Adamson, Melvin Konner, and Ronald G Barr, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 33:601-10, 1991.

!Kung Infancy: The Social Context of Object Exploration
Roger Bakeman, Lauren B. Adamson, Melvin Konner, and Ronald G. Barr, Child Development 61:794-809.

Newborn Walking: Additional Data
Melvin Konner, Science 179:307.

Ethnographic Romanticism and the Idea of Human Nature: Parallels Between Samoa and !Kung San
Melvin Konner and Marjorie Shostak, in The Past and Future of !Kung Ethnography: Critical Reflections and Symbolic Perspectives. Essays in Honour of Lorna Marshall, edited by Megan Biesele, with Robert Gordon and Richard Lee, Helmut-Buske Verlag, Hamburg, 1987.