Jun 15, 2018
Why do modern humans in industrialized nations face dental problems that don’t affect primates, modern hunter-gatherers, and previous generations of humans? Biological Anthropologist Dr. Julia Boughner explains how cultural practices affect the development of our teeth and jaws.
May 31, 2018
Cultural anthropologist Dr. David Sutton explains why fictional films and television sitcoms can be important in revealing hidden cultural rules, and discusses what the movie Arrival gets right, and wrong, about language, time, and anthropology.
May 16, 2018
Adoption is a culturally and historically complicated process that we like to envision as purely altruistic, yet usually involves moving children from less- to more-advantaged communities. Folklorist and anthropologist Dr. Patricia Sawin examines how parents’ stories of international adoption help build new...