The University of New Mexico Anthropology department and the Maxwell Museum host a new lecture about the nutritional status and culture of the Dobe !Kung foragers, presented by Barry Bogin on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Hibben Center, room 105.

The !Kung are native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, and often serve as a model for hunter-gather adaptation for both extant and Paleolithic humans. In this talk, Bogin explains the re-analysis of food intake, energy expenditure and demographic data collected in the 1960's, and the indicators associated with their lifestyle.

Bogin is a professor at the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences at Loughborough University in the UK. The focus of his research is to explain how social, economic and political forces influence human physical development.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sean Gantt at