Our ideas about marriage tend to include assumptions about what is “natural” or “universal”–most of which are not true. Anthropologist Laura Fortunato helps us sort out the diversity of marriage and family traditions throughout the world.
Anthropologist and best-selling author Wade Davis talks about the knowledge, practices, and wisdom of non-Western societies, and how they can inspire us and help us to solve some of our most series problems—like climate change.
Archaeoastronomy of the last forty years reveals that Native Americans of the Chaco Canyon area were extraordinary astronomers, engineers, and builders–in service of a spirituality. What did it mean, and why did they leave the site? We talk to researcher Anna Sofaer and her colleagues.
Archaeologist Robert L. Kelly talks about the evolution of human society, from tools through culture, agriculture, and government. But what’s next … annihilation or a new world?
Anthropologist Paul Hooper has lived with the Tsimane people of Bolivia and reports on their extraordinary health and athleticism, and their way of life which includes entirely home-grown beer and barbecue.
Anthropologist Barbara King writes about food animals–insects, octopuses, chickens, and various mammals–not to get you to stop eating them, but to open a discussion about about the lives of animals and cruelty in the industrial food system.
Nancy Owen Lewis on her book, book Chasing The Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health