anthropology

  • 80-year-old Tsimane have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-fifties

    Study finds 80-year-old indigenous forager-farmers have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-50s

  • New book by UCSB scholar examines the impact of globalization on an indigenous group in Mexico

  • UCSB anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago

    Anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago

  • UCSB researchers examine the uniquely human willingness to cooperate between social groups

  • Top award goes to UCSB anthropologist Jeffrey Hoelle’s study of ranching and cattle culture in western Amazonia

  • Stuart Tyson Smith

    A paper co-authored by a UCSB anthropologist details how excavations in Sudan reveal the transformation of Egyptian and Nubian culture

  • Golden Hind

    UCSB anthropologist Lynn Gamble’s new book reveals the historic and cultural depth of the ‘First Coastal Californians’

  • Study by UCSB anthropologists connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement

  • Anthropologists study the hormonal basis of affiliation and competition among hunters in the Bolivian Amazon

  • Barbara Voorhies has received the American Anthropological Association’s Gender Equity in Anthropology Award

  • UCSB anthropologist studies the culture of cattle ranching in the Brazilian Amazon

  • Dana Bardolph’s research shows a great disparity between the number of papers published by male and female authors, respectively

  • Health risks are associated with the chronic psychosocial stress of perceived social subordination

  • The amount of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a mother’s milk is the strongest predictor of test performance

  • Each element of the anger face makes the person expressing it appear physically stronger and more formidable

  • Peaceful cooperation can reduce or eliminate the nonconscious tendency to categorize people by race, say UCSB social scientists

  • Danielle Kurin

    Some might consider drilling a hole in someone’s head a form of torture, but in the province of Ahdahuaylas in Peru, ca. AD 100-1250, it was state-of-the-art medical care.

  • Tsimane hunters

    When it comes to hunting, anthropologists and evolutionary scientists have long wondered — and debated — what, exactly, is the motivating factor behind hunting. Do men take down game for the purpose of feeding their families, or is there an...

  • Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award is named for one of the leading medical anthropologists of the 21st century

  • Bold and outgoing or shy and retiring — while many people can shift from one to the other as circumstances warrant, in general they lean toward one disposition or the other. And that inclination changes little over the course of their lives.

  • It happens in military units, street gangs and even among athletes on sports teams. In some cultures, the rituals mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood. And in fraternities and sororities, it's practically a given.

  • If the idea of hookworms makes you shudder, consider this: Those pesky intestinal parasites may actually help your body ward off other infections, and perhaps even prevent autoimmune and other diseases.

  • For decades, consensus among psychologists has held that a group of five personality traits –– or slight variations of these five –– are a universal feature of human psychology.

  • As part of an isolated indigenous group in central Bolivia, Tsimane men spend much of their time hunting, foraging, fishing, and clearing land by hand to grow crops.

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