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.

Anthropology and Psychiatry
Melvin Konner, in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VI, Sixth Edition, Volume 1, edited by Harold I. Kaplan and Benjamin J. Sadock, Williams and Wilkins, 1995
.

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, 4:Quellen zur Khoisan-Forschung, ed. by Megan Biesele with Robert Gordon and Richard Lee, Helmut Buske Verlag Hamburg, 1986.

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
Steven R. Tulkin and Melvin J. Konner, Human Development 16:33-52, 1973.

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, pp. 123-154.

Hunter-Gatherer Infancy and Childhood: The !Kung and Others
Melvin Konner, in Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods, edited by Barry S. Hewlett and Michael E. Lamb, Aldine/Transaction, 2005, pp. 19-64.

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, pp. 181-213.

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.

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.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: An Anthropological Hypothesis
Melvin Konner and Charles M. Super, in The Role of Culture in Developmental Disorders, edited by Charles M. Super and Sarah Harkness, Academic Press, 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.

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.

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.

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

!Kung Knowledge of Animal Behavior (or, The Proper Study of Mankind Is Animals)

Nicholas G. Blurton Jones and Melvin Konner, In:  R.B. Lee and I. DeVore (eds.), Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers.  Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, pp. 325-348.