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Corresponding author, blackwell@anth.csb.edu, Phone: 805-893-4234, Fax: 805-893-8707, Address: Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210

We thank the Tsimane for their continued support and participation, and THLHP project personnel for their many years of hard work.

ADB and SSU conceptualized and wrote the paper.

ADB conducted all analyses.

BB, CvR, AJ, JS, and BCT organized and compiled project data and oversaw data quality control.

ADB, BB, JS, BCT, MG, and HK obtained funding.

MG and HK directed medical teams and project staff.

All authors provided editorial contributions to the manuscript.


Research Funding:

This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging [R01AG024119, R56AG024119, P01AG022500] and the National Science Foundation [BCS-0136274, BCS-0422690]. JS acknowledges support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) - Labex IAST.


  • Growth
  • height
  • weight
  • BMI
  • growth velocity
  • Tsimane
  • Amazonians
  • indigenous South Americans

Growth references for Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon


Journal Title:

American Journal of Physical Anthropology


Volume 162, Number 3


, Pages 441-461

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review

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© Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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