Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, USA.
- Population genetics
- Statistical approaches to fragmentary samples
- Demographic inferences using molecular markers
- Old World
He investigates human evolution in its morphological and genetic aspects. He has been applying genomic data from humans to explain changes in natural selection on human populations. He also has been active in researching the fate of the Neandertals, including their genetic and morphological links to later populations.
1999 : Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Books and Monographs
Hawks, John (in press) Human Evolution. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Latest Research Papers
Hawks, John (2004) How much can cladistics tell us about hominid relationships? American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 125: 207–219.
Eller, Elise, John Hawks, and John R. Relethford (2004) Population extinction and recolonization in human demographic history. Human Biology 76(5): 689–709.
Wolpoff, Milford H., John Hawks, Rachel Caspari, Bruce Mannheim, Geoffrey A. Clark, Karen Rosenberg, David W. Frayer, and George W. Gill (2004) Why not the Neandertals? World Archaeology 36(4):527–546.
Ahern, James C. M., John Hawks, and Sang-Hee Lee (2005) Neandertal taxonomy reconsidered . . . again: A response to Harvati et al. Journal of Human Evolution 48(6):647–652.
Hawks, John (in press) Selection on mtDNA and the Neanderthal problem. In Harvati, K. and Harrison, T., eds. Neanderthals Revisited. Springer, New York.
Hawks, John (2003) Review of Reflections of Our Past by John Relethford. PaleoAnthropology
Hawks, John (2003) Review of The Dawn of Human Culture by Richard Klein and Blake Edgar. Human Nature Review 3:229–232.
Hawks, John (in press) Review of Modeling Hunter-Gatherer Settlement Patterns by Michael Pickering. PaleoAnthropology
Hawks, John (in press) Humans red by tooth or claw? Anthropology News
Hawks, John (in press) Review of Simulating Human Origins and Evolution by Ken Wessen. American Journal of Human Biology.
Technical Comments and Letters
†Hawks, John and Milford H. Wolpoff (1999) Endocranial capacity of early hominids. Science 283:9b.
†Hawks, John (2001) The Y chromosome and the replacement hypothesis. Science 293:567a.
Wolpoff, Milford H., Brigitte Senut, Martin Pickford, and John Hawks (2002) Paleoanthropology:
Sahelanthropus or “Sahelpithecus”? Nature 419(6907):581–2; discussion 582.
Hawks, John (2005) Science picks sides in evolution debate. Wisconsin State Journal August 7, 2005:B2.
Hawks, John (2006) How African are you? What genealogical testing won’t tell you. Slate March 15, 2006.
Latest Published Abstracts
†Frayer, David W., John Hawks, and Rachel Caspari. (2000) Population structure in late Pleistocene and recent Europeans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 107 supplement 30:152–153.
†Eller, Elise, John Hawks, and John R. Relethford (2001) Population extinction and recolonization in human demographic history. American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 114 supplement 32:62.
†Enflo, Per, John Hawks, and Milford H. Wolpoff (2001) A simple reason why Neandertal ancestry can be consistent with current DNA information. American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 114 supplement 32:62.
†Hawks, John (2001) Pleistocene Homo and the genetics of speciation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 114 supplement 32:77-78.
†Hawks, John and Milford H. Wolpoff (2001) The Accretion model of Neandertal evolution. Journal of Human Evolution 40(3):A10.
Hawks, John (2003) The browridge: Pleistocene body armor? American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 117 supplement 36: 112.
Hawks, John (2004) Paleodeme genetic diversity: pitfalls and prospects. American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 120 supplement 38: 110.
Hawks, John (2005) Brain-body allometry and the mind of early Homo American Journal of Physical Anthropology vol 126 supplement 40:113
Cochran, Gregory, John Hawks, Eric Wang, and Robert K. Moyzis (submitted) Recent population growth has accelerated human adaptive evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A.
Hawks, John (submitted) No brain expansion in Australopithecus boisei. Journal of Human Evolution 46. Hawks, John (submitted) Genetics of discrete traits in Neandertals and early Upper Paleolithic Europeans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Hawks, John (submitted) Evolution of brain size in early Homo. American Journal of Physical Anthropology