Tag: Humans as a social species

What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 4: A Conversation with Physician-Anthropologist, Dr. Bjørn Westgard

Alma Gottlieb , May 12th, 2020


Recently, I checked in with Dr. Bjørn Westgard, to see how he was doing. Back in the ‘90s, Bjørn was enrolled in a wildly demanding, combined M.D./Ph.D. program…


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19, Part 2: An Optimist’s Scenario

Alma Gottlieb , March 19th, 2020


Here’s what I imagine could–and should–emerge from this viral nightmare. Locally, stranger-neighbors will (re)discover each other. Re-appreciate the bonds of co-residence. …


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What Anthropology Teaches Us about COVID-19

Alma Gottlieb , March 17th, 2020


Lesson 1: Like the ducks and brants my husband and I see congregating regularly by the dozens along the shore’s edge of Narraganssett Bay near our coastal home,…


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When Women’s Laughter Keeps Men in Line

Alma Gottlieb , February 12th, 2019


Among the Mbendjele gathering-hunting people who live in the Republic of Congo, “women’s laughter manages to keep men in line.” Drawing from ethnographic research by Jerome Lewis, anthropo…


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We Are All Africans

Alma Gottlieb , October 11th, 2015


An impressively interdisciplinary team of geneticists, biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and geologists has just published an article detailing the genetic makeup of a man who lived in Ethio…


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A Tale of Two Chins

Alma Gottlieb , April 19th, 2015


Cell phones . . . couches . . . gyms and community centers . . . archaeologists of the future will unearth countless artifacts and buildings that will testify…


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