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  • Large study assesses cancer risk among mammals
  • Anthropologists study the energetics of uniquely human subsistence strategies
  • Research suggests dairying played major role in Bronze Age expansion of Yamnaya populations
  • Scholar explores how a “racialized Anthropocene” affects Bulgaria’s Roma
  • Anthropologists tackle the role of men in supporting gender equality
  • Global group of scholars calls for more equitable collaboration with local researchers in social science
  • Analysis finds Tongva people of Catalina Island hunted sea lions over 1,000 years ago and likely transported meat by plank canoes
  • Genetic testing of ancient maize reveals South American varieties played major role in development of the grain
  • Anthropologists compare a composite measure of physiological dysregulation among humans and other primates
  • Victims of a Copper Age massacre suffered severe nutritional stress at time of deaths, scholar finds
  • Maize, Maya, Douglas Kennett
    UCSB researcher’s work reveals maize became a key food source in Central America 4,700 years ago
  • Anthropologists, physicians and tribal leaders develop a strategy for managing COVID-19 among an indigenous population
    Anthropologists, physicians and tribal leaders develop a strategy for mitigating COVID-19 among the Tsimane in Bolivia
  • Detail shot of maize and research implements in lab of Emily Johnson
    Anthropologist develops method to identify cooking process of indigenous communities in archaeological record
  • How the holidays bring out the better angels of our nature, according to evolutionary anthropology
  • Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans
  • New papers assess state of mentorship, harassment, opportunity in California archaeology community
  • UC Santa Barbara history, anthropology departments host guest lecture by writer David Treuer
  • Two indigenous populations give UCSB anthropologists a glimpse into how diet — and western eating habits — impact health and wellbeing
    Two indigenous populations offer a glimpse into how diet — and western eating habits — impact health and wellbeing
  • How negatively others will perceive them sets the level of shame people implicitly feel about a potential action
  • At 42, a father and former combat medic set to receive his bachelor’s degree from UCSB
  • A new book examines the history and evolution of bathing in Mexico, from pre-Columbian times to the present
  • Two UCSB anthropology graduate students publish papers in the prestigious journal American Antiquity
  • Anthropologists examine the roles of games among ancient indigenous peoples of North America
  • A book edited by a UCSB scholar takes a fresh look at the emergence of Native American Mississippian civilization
  • 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

    Cranial surgery is tricky business, even under 21st-century conditions (think aseptic environment, specialized surgical instruments and copious amounts of pain medication both during and afterward).

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

  • 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.

  • 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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