Street art in Mazuren, Bogota, Colombia

AME Database

The AME database is a large, longitiudnal, anthropological and demographic database, containing records from approximately 600 focal interviews with Afrocolombian, Mestizo, and Emberá adults living in 6 different communities inside Colombia.

The database includes:

  • facial photographs
  • anthropometrics (height, weight, and grip strength…)
  • demographic interviews (reprodutive histories, marriage histories, survival outcomes for children, parents, and siblings…)
  • wealth records (household invetories, land holdings, livestock holdings, income, and labor…)
  • religion and religiosity interviews (private and public religiosity measures, free-listing of god’s likes and dislikes…)
  • health information (medial access, illness histories, pyshological well-being surveys…)
  • social networks (friendships, food and money transfers, co-working partners, emergency contacts…)
  • education records (survey data, recordings of reading abilities at differing levels of dificulty…)
  • vignettes concerning socio-politcal beliefs (belief about conflict resoution, conservation, political affiliations…)

IP1 Ross, C.T. and Beheim, B. The Cultural Evolution of Chess Strategy.

IP2 Ross, C.T., and Frost, K. Rethinking the presentation of data in the CDC-NCHHSTP HIV/STD Atlas: Multi-level Bayesian models can improve inference on STD prevalence and better ensure the anonymity of individual-level data.

IP3 Ross, C.T., Grote, M. and Winterhalder, B. A Bayesian analysis of spatial and temporal variation in Medieval English cereal yields with implications for models of agrarian social development and resilience. In Progress.

IP4 Ross, C.T., Grote, M. and Winterhalder, B. A time series Bayesian network linking ecology, population, and political economy in agrarian England, 1280-1400. In Progress.

IP5 Ross, C.T., Winterhalder, B., Kennett, D. Grote, M. and Bartruff, J. Ideal free prehistoric settlement of the Northern Channel Islands: A spatially explicit Bayesian analysis of settlement patterning. In Progress.

IP6 Ross, C.T. The rise and persistence of Somali piracy: An approach to policy rooted in human behavioral ecological modeling. In Progress.

IP7 Ross, C.T. An Econometeric Analysis of Wealth Transmission from Slaves to Slave-Owners and the Inter-Generational Persistence of Injustice. In Progress.

IP8 Ross, C.T., Oh, S.Y., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., and Bowles, S. The Polygyny Threshold in the Context of Rival and Non-Rival Wealth: A Case Study of Kipsigis Agropastoralists. In Progress.

IP9 Oh, S.Y., Bowles, S., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., and Ross, C.T. The decline of polygyny: An interpretation. In Progress.

IP10 Schacht, R. and Ross, C.T. Partner Preferences in the Makushi: A Bayesian l-1 Regularization Approach to Analysis of Multi-dimensional Likert-scale Data. In Progress.

IP11 Blackwell, A., and Ross, C.T.. Modeling the ecological and demographic conditions underlying martyrdom: A mathematical model of perceived inclusive fitness outcomes via self-sacrifice.

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