Tsimane Health and Life History Project

  • Anthropologists compare a composite measure of physiological dysregulation among humans and other primates
  • 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
  • Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans
  • A new paper stresses the importance of ecological thinking and diverse study samples to improve psychological science
  • 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
  • Belief that good health is beyond their control — not lack of education — deters some indigenous populations from seeking medical care
    Self-efficacy — not education — plays the greater role in indigenous people's decisions to access modern healthcare
  • Tsimane Family
    Forager-farmer population provides valuable clues to the impact of industrialization on life and health
  • 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
  • Tsimane women
    Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism
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