In The News: Department of Anthropology

Inverse
February 19, 2020

Humans are one of the most successful species on the planet: We live on frozen continents and arid deserts, create tools that help us survive and even push the boundaries of our biology. Our ingenuity and adaptability serve as our species' superpowers, but the origins of that power may be found in unexpected places — like the armpit sweat of our closest living relatives.

Yahoo!
February 11, 2020

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air for many.

The sight of smooching couples may warm your heart, or turn your stomach.

NPR
December 27, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn't battling morning sickness, she craved nachos. Like many first-time expectant mothers, she was nervous and excited about her pregnancy.

KNPR News
December 27, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn't battling morning sickness, she craved nachos. Like many first-time expectant mothers, she was nervous and excited about her pregnancy.

The Great Courses Daily
December 23, 2019

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report, when it comes to food waste, “the cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually.” The exact figures on what contributes to American food waste were unavailable, but “in the United Kingdom, about two-thirds of household waste is due to food spoilage from not being used on-time; whereas, the other one-third is caused by people cooking or serving too much.”

Salon
December 17, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn’t battling morning sickness, she craved nachos.

Undark
December 12, 2019

When Brooke Brumfield wasn’t battling morning sickness, she craved nachos. Like many first-time expectant mothers, she was nervous and excited about her pregnancy.

The Irish Times
November 22, 2019

It was a challenge unlike any other the chef-turned-graduate student had faced: Vayu Maini Rekdal had to create a menu in which every ingredient could be eaten either raw or cooked. No pickling was allowed, nor fermented toppings such as soy sauce or miso. Nothing could be processed, so things such as tofu were out. And the more sweet potatoes he could serve up, the better.

The Scientist
November 15, 2019

That old joke about the milkman fathering many of a town’s children—it’s far from true, a new study reaffirms.

Newsweek
November 14, 2019

Scientists have pinpointed the members of society most likely to have children out of wedlock, by mapping the DNA of people in a region of Western Europe over the past 500 years.

AskHistorians Podcast
October 31, 2019

Cassidy Percoco is joined by Lyndsey Craig, MS candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to chat briefly about the study, "Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective," of which she was lead author. The study's anthropological in nature, but involves some descriptions of historical practices!

The Wilderness and Wellness Podcast
October 28, 2019

Discussion with human evolutionary biology researcher Dr. Alyssa Crittenden about the Hadza, a modern hunter-gatherer people in Tanzania, Africa.