Ray Hames, professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of 146 new members internationally, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
His research interests are in behavioral ecology, food & labor exchange, human ecology, marriage, and kin and parental investment. Most of his research is on native peoples of the Venezuelan Amazon (Yanomamö & Ye'kwana).
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