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Best, A. (2021). Why does strength training improve endurance performance? American Journal of Human Biology.

Dorshorst, T., Gold, C., & Best, A. (2021). The 90th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 30(4), 230-232.

Best, A., Lieberman, D. E., & Kamilar, J. M. (2019). Diversity and evolution of human eccrine sweat gland density. Journal of Thermal Biology.

Best, A. and Kamilar, J.M. (2018).  The evolution of eccrine sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates. Journal of Human Evolution, 117(4), 33- 43.

Best A, Holt B, Troy K, Hamill J (2017). Trabecular bone in the calcaneus of runners. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188200.

Best, A., & Braun, B. (2017). Using a novel data resource to explore heart rate during mountain and road running. Physiological Reports, 5(8), e13256.


Godfrey, L. R., Crowley, B. E., Muldoon, K. M., Kelley, E. A., King, S. J., Best, A. W. and Berthaume, M. A. (2016), What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology, 78: 1098–1112. doi:10.1002/ajp.22506  

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Peer-Reviewed Publications


July 2022, featured in The Edge: "9 surprising things sweat can reveal about your health."

July 2021, featured in The Scientist: "Giving sweat the respect it deserves."

July 2021, featured in the book The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts.

November 2020, featured in Outside Online: "Rethinking the Cross-Training Paradox."

November 2019, UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences news: "Don't Sweat it: An Anthropological Look at the Science of Perspiration."

July 2019, featured in PBS Nova: "Cool down with the slick science of sweat.

September 2018, quoted in Science Magazine: "This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world."

Summer 2018, featured in UMass Magazine: "Inquiring Minds".