In The News: Department of Anthropology

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.

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.

New York Times
October 23, 2019

Before scientists tested the effects of some dietary changes on the microbiome, they ordered a special menu from a chef-turned-chemist.

The Exploress Podcast
October 11, 2019

One of the most intense dinner party debates I've ever had was over the issue of a lady's pelvic jungle: specifically, whether or not we should be taking it off.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur
September 26, 2019

Even Kim Kardashian did it - eaten her placenta. The eating of the nut cake should make you fitter, protect against depression and is therefore the trend. But is that really true? Doctors have their doubts there.

Daily Bruin
September 2, 2019

A UCLA study found that societies in which men are more invested in the care of their children show signs of more jealousy in response to infidelity.

American Sex Podcast
July 29, 2019

The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about that? On this episode, we examine your personal stories, difficulties, and strategies for caring for your garden down below. We also speak with Lyndsey Craig, an anthropology doctoral candidate studying cross-cultural pubic hair grooming practices. They say that our modern preference for genital baldness is primarily influenced by pornography & the media. Will Lyndsey’s pubic detective work throughout history tell us otherwise? You may be surprised at what you learn!

July 15, 2019

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.

Dirty History Podcast
July 9, 2019

On this episode, I was joined by Lyndsey Craig, a researcher and Ph.D. student of Anthropology at UNLV. She recently penned a paper titled, “Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective.”