Zachary H Garfield

Zachary H Garfield

Washington State University

Ph.D. candidate


Published on May 11, 2019

In conclusion... :))

I'm happy to report this project has reached conclusion! TL;DR: pub here. A few updates. Thanks to the funds raised here and support from my university (and a good bit of self-funding), I collected...

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Published on Nov 05, 2017

Chabu elder shares stories - Video

Here is a video of Attenai Dante sharing some stories. Attenai is at least 90 years old and is a local legend among the Chabu.

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Published on Jun 04, 2016

Photos from last summer, 'forager-horticulturalists'

The title of this project describes the Chabu as hunter-gatherers. They have been recently described as such by others and historically have been hunter-gatherers. Since the late 1990s they have ma...

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Published on Jun 04, 2016

Returning to the field

On Monday I return to Ethiopia to continue my research on leadership among the Chabu. Last summer conflict in and around the town of Yeri prevented my team and I from reaching the Chabu village whe...

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Published on Sep 07, 2015

A brief ethnographic introduction to the Chabu - Presentation video

Hello everyone, Recently we gave a brief presentation to our bioanthropology lab group on the Chabu and our time with them this summer. This was just a quick sort of introduction and discussion to ...

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Published on Aug 02, 2015

Made it to the Chabu!

After much waiting we were able to make it to the Chabu! We confirmed though multiple sources that it was safe in G4, the Chabu village where we work, and along the way. ...

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Published on Jun 14, 2015

Playing the waiting game and being adaptive.

In evolutionary theory we talk about adaptations and adaptive behavior. Adaptations are designed features of an organism's body or behavior shaped by natural selection to perform a function that in...

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Published on Jun 04, 2015

Hawassa days

We've accomplished all that needed to be done here in Hawassa. Now we are waiting for our main research guide to finish his PhD defense tomorrow. We will go back to Addis to meet him and then all t...

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Published on May 28, 2015

Moving along

This campaign has ended and I just wanted to again express my sincerest gratitude to all who contributed.After spending some time in Addis we are now headed to Hawassa tomorrow. Originally we plann...

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