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The AnthroBiology Podcast sits down with biological anthropologists once or twice a month to learn about what they do and why it's rad. Want to know more about our evolutionary past? Or what your bones say about you? Maybe chimps are more your speed? If it's anthropology and it's about humans, we'll cover it. Learn more at anthrobiology.com
 
Welcome to the podcast dedicated to Anthropology. On this podcast we will investigate different topics in anthropology, as well as interviewing a wide range of guests to hear about some of their experiences and learn about the remarkable research they are producing. Host Gabriella is currently an undergraduate at UC Santa Barbara, and she interviews guests such as University professors, graduate students, professionals and more from around the world.
 
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Dr. John Lindo of Emory talks about ancient DNA -- how it works, what you can understand from it, and why it's important. He explains how he's using ancient DNA to understand the biological diversity of pre-contact indigenous groups in the Americas. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter…
 
Dr. Nicole Iturriaga of UC - Irvine joined the show to talk about her book: Exhuming Violent Histories: Forensics, Memory, and Rewriting Spain’s Past. In this episode, we discuss the history of the Spanish Civil War, how forensics can help change perceptions and heal communities, and how the general public perceives forensic anthropology. Find link…
 
Happy Pride month! You'll notice our logo has changed to reflect this month of celebrating all kinds of love and gender identities, I hope you appreciate it. Today, we have an accomplished guest, Angelo Robledo, an experimental archaeologist and science educator. Angelo recently got his BA from the University of Las Vegas Nevada, and will be pursui…
 
Welcome to the podcast Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Amy Boddy. Dr. Boddy specializes in evolutionary approaches to human health and researches topics like comparative oncology, maternal fetal transfer and conflict, and much more. Dr. Boddy discusses her academic journey as a first generation student, starting with co…
 
Dr. Julia Boughner of the University of Saskatchewan talks about the evolution of human teeth. Why do adults have ~32 teeth? Are our jaws shrinking? What's the deal with wisdom teeth? Does modern dentistry change our evolutionary path? Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @AnthroBiolog…
 
Welcome to the podcast Megan Rose Kumorek! Not only is she an incredibly talented researcher, but an engaging speaker and became an instant friend. Megan did her undergrad at Northern Arizona University, focusing on archaeology in Belize working with Dr. Kellner and Dr. Awe. She is a polyglot (speaks multiple languages), a fan of royal elegance as …
 
Welcome Megan McGrath, who recently received her Master's of Science from the University of Bradford. Megan is a bioarchaeologist (or osteoarchaeologist) who presented her dissertation on the Bioarchaeology of Care in Roman Britain, and completed her undergraduate degree at University of College Dublin. Megan grew up in Ireland, and discusses learn…
 
Recently I took a trip to the Channel Islands and I wanted to share some info with all of you! Enjoy! Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association check out their podcast library here https://www.americananthro.…
 
Ms. Selina Carlhoff, PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, talks about the basics of DNA, what you should know about ancient DNA, and some of the ethical complexities that come with studying prehistoric populations. She also fills us in on her article in Nature, "Genome of a middle Holocene hunter-gatherer from Wa…
 
Welcome Katie Ibsen! This week I talk with UC Berkeley undergraduate (and soon to be alumni!) Katie Ibsen @thevintageacademic on Instagram. Katie is a transfer student and is passionate about de-stigmatizing community college education and works to help other's transfer through her social media and through her job at Accepted Consulting. Katie disc…
 
Welcome to the podcast Rebekah Lamb! Rebekah is an undergraduate student studying anthropology at the Vu Amsterdam. After high school Rebekah completed an EF gap year in Shanghai, China where she wrote an ethnography. She explains how this experience instantly hooked her and inspired her to pursue a degree in Anthropology. We discuss her indigenous…
 
Caitlyn Kolhoff and Daniel Ginsberg from the education department at the American Anthropological Association join the podcast today to discuss the virtual graduate fair they are hosting April 14th. https://www.americananthro.org/gradfair The tabling is free to anyone interested, and the rest of the event should you decided to attend is $10 for non…
 
Dr. David Braun of George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology in the Anthropology Department chats about the cycles of tool use and niche construction. We talk about how one affects the other and vice versa in cycles, plus the interplay of greater environmental and climate change. Dr. Braun also discusses how…
 
Welcome to the podcast Dr. Nicholas Malone, primatologist, evolutionary anthropologist, now not so secret surfer, and lecturer at The University of Auckland! Dr. Malone was a super fun guest to interview and on this episode we dive into a wide variety of topics including his favorite classes to teach, the inspiration for his new book title "The Dia…
 
Welcome guest, Sophie Price Assistant curator of anthropology at the Museum of Tropical Queensland! We talk all things #musuemoftropicalqld and the work she does there creating accessible, inclusive, and First Nations directed exhibits. Sophie is passionate about decolonizing museum practices and putting First Nations voices at the forefront of Aus…
 
Enjoy this mini Anthropology Day episode with fellow science communicator Seth Chagi! https://worldofpaleoanthropology.org/ Twitter: @WrldOfPaleoAnth Instagram: @World_of_paleoanthropology Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram + @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you in collaboration with the American Anthropo…
 
Dr. Jonathan Marks of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte joins the show to talk about his book, Why Are There Still Creationists? Human Evolution and the Ancestors. We chat about one of the toughest conversations everyone who deals with evolution faces: Speaking with creationists. In the episode, Marks talks about theology and the surpris…
 
Welcome to the podcast Russell Nylen! Russell is an anthropologist by training who currently works at the Denver Food Bank as SNAP outreach representative with a focus on rural communities in Colorado. He discusses how his anthropological training has benefited him as a communicator and to be a better ally to people seeking food security. We chat a…
 
Welcome to the podcast Phd candidate at Kent State, Rose Leach Basom! Rose has a background in evolutionary and biological anthropology and is pursuing a career in forensic anthropology. We discuss being an intersectional anthropologist and how to communicate how anthropological skills can benefit younger students, even in their everyday life. We t…
 
Welcome to my favorite style of podcast episode, a rambling yet cozy chit chat! I just wanted to share some info about my Anthroday event on Feb 13th, make sure you check out @thatanthropodcast on instagram for polls and further details. Mentioned in the episode: @tash_archaeo @digitwithraven https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/zoras-daughters/id…
 
Welcome to the podcast, Elic Weitzel, a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at University of Connecticut, who is using an archaeological approach to studying the environmental impacts of colonization on Native American groups and animal populations. Elic has wanted to be an archaeologist since the 6th grade, and was always fascinated by ec…
 
Welcome Undergraduate Anthropology and Religious Studies major Lauren Malone. Lauren is currently studying at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and has made it a point to work in a lot of different labs on campus including working with paleoethnobotanical, zoo archaeological and forensic collections. She is a dedicated scholar, who happens to …
 
Introducing UC Santa Barbara alum and current UCLA postdoc Dr. Kendra Calhoun! Kendra is a sociocultural linguist who has broad research interests and experiences but her current projects are focused on African American language and culture in new media forms, such as TikTok. She did her graduate education at UCSB under Dr. Bucholtz, before pursuin…
 
On today’s episode we explore California Archaeology with Dr. Lynn Gamble. We discuss her graduating from UCSB, returning as a professor, and the golden age of archaeology at UCSB. We also touch on her work with the Kumeyaay and the Chumash indigenous American tribes. Some of her research ground breaking research has involved Chumash bead use as mo…
 
Welcome to the podcast my dear friend and colleague, Emery Baty (they/them). I'm extremely thankful for the vulnerability all my guests exhibit when telling their stories, but I'm particularly thankful to Emery for being so honest about their identity as non-binary and how they have come into their own identity. Not only do we talk about gender iss…
 
We begin this episode with Dr. Brian Fagan, legendary archaeologist and independent scholar, detailing the various animals he has. We then touch on a wide range of topics: his philosophy about teaching, the UCSB campus back in the beginning and the growth in the 80’s, as well as his time as a student at Cambridge. He details what classes were like …
 
Dr. Bill Schutt, zoologist and author, joins the show to talk about his latest book, Pump: A Natural History of the Heart. We chat about the evolution of hearts, how people learned about how hearts work, and science writing. Check out his book here. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter…
 
This week, my lab mate Griffin Fox sits down to chat with me about his experiences thus far in archaeology. Griffin's collegiate journey began at Moorpark Community College (California), where he began to take Native American studies and archaeology classes. He then had the opportunity to work with Dr. Andrew Kinkella (Season 1 Episode 39) on two i…
 
Dr. Robert Anemone of the University of North Carolina - Greensboro joins the show to talk about how advances in geospatial tech can help paleoanthropologists find productive sites, along with how he's used it in his real life field work in the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming. Helpful background: Fossil GPS, Scientific American, May 2014, Anemone & E…
 
Welcome Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Human Energetics Laboratory at Notre Dame, Dr. Cara Ocobock. We begin the episode by breaking down a piece Dr. Ocobock wrote for Sapiens called “Sexism Still Winning at the Olympics” https://www.sapiens.org/biology/olympics-sexism-regulations/. She explains how this article came about, and how i…
 
Welcome to the podcast Dr. Joshua Berson, an independent researcher, author, and former Berggruen fellow who received his PhD in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Josh has penned three novels, Computable Bodies, The Meat Question, and The Human Scaffold. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520380493/the-human-scaffold…
 
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Megan Carney, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona to the podcast! She also received here graduate degree at UC Santa Barbara! Dr. Carney is a sociocultural anthropologist who works with migrant communities conducting ethnographic research on food insecurity as well as the social dynamics of displac…
 
Welcome to the podcast, Katie Seeber! Katie is an archaeologist who focuses on community and heritage archaeology, with her most recent project and dissertation focusing on the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the first town of freed slaves. Katie also breaks down her experiences with CRM Archaeology, as well as questioning why indigenous voices…
 
Dr. Sarah Kindschuh of the DPAA discusses what it's like to work for federal government to recover and identify members of the U.S. armed services. We also chatted about advice for undergraduates interested in pursuing work as anthropologists. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @Anth…
 
Welcome back listeners to Season 2 Episode 1 of That Anthro Podcast. On this episode Dr. Maddy McAllister, a maritime archaeologist in Australia, gives us a glimpse into her job, researching shipwrecks! Maddy breaks down what maritime archaeologists study, what types of tools and historical documents they use, as well as correcting some common misc…
 
Dr. Christopher D. Lynn of the University of Alabama joins the show to talk about tattoos and what they can tell us about immune function, health signaling, and cultural meanings. Plus, we talk about sci comm! Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @AnthroBiology. Check out Dr. Lynn's we…
 
Stine Carlsson is a PhD candidate at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland. We discuss strategies for finding a good grad program, dealing with toxic academic environments, choosing a path, and skeletal stress indicators. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @AnthroBiology.…
 
In this episode, host of That Anthro Podcast Gabriella Campbell reflects on one year of creating the podcast, and more generally her journey in Anthropology. Friend and colleague, Noah Hayes, takes over the interviewer role to ask the questions. Learn about how I got interested in Anthropology, what the real first episode of the podcast was, my fav…
 
Welcome Sarah Alami Gouraftei, a PhD candidate at UC Santa Barbara in the Integrative Anthropological Sciences Laboratory (IAS). Sarah grew up in Morocco, and reflects on the social inequalities that were very apparent to her in Casablanca. She says she really saw the harm social injustices can do which ultimately is what really sparked her interes…
 
Find more info on Dr. Riel-Salvatore and his work here: https://anthropo.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/professeurs/professeur/in/in19299/sg/Julien%20Riel-Salvatore/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julien-Riel-Salvatore Follow @thatanthropodcast on Instagram, and @ThatAnthroPod on Twitter for more behind the scenes content. Brought to you…
 
Dr. DiGangi from SUNY-Binghamton and Dr. Bethard from the University of South Florida joined the show to discuss their position papers on the use of ancestry in forensic sciences and in the justice system. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @AnthroBiology.…
 
Welcome Professor of Archaeology at Moorpark College, Dr. Andrew Kinkella! To start off our discussion we go back to Dr. Kinkella’s undergraduate days at UC Santa Barbara, and how it guided his journey in Anthropology. Hear about his Intro to Archaeology teacher, Professor Brian Fegan, and how his captivating teaching style inspired Kinkella to wan…
 
Alicia Boswell is an Assistant Professor in UC Santa Barbara’s History of Art and Architecture department, and focuses her research (and teaching) around themes of ancient Andean Archaeology, conservation, cultural heritage, craft production, cultural landscapes and much more that we will discuss in today’s episode. Since she began her journey as a…
 
Dr. Tara Cepon-Robins of the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs joined me to talk about worms. She talks about humans' evolutionary arms race with parasites, measuring disgust, and her work among the Shuar people and in the rural southern United States. Check out Dr. Cepon-Robins' site. Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiolog…
 
This episode with Adam Gamwell is jam packed with great conversations, stories about serendipitous timing and pertinent advice for anyone looking for new, creative ways to apply their anthropological knowledge more broadly. Adam tells about his graduate school experiences at Brandies, and how traveling to Peru as a graduate student ended up shaping…
 
This week I sat down to talk to Biological Anthropology graduate student Dana Al-Hindi, a member of Brenna Henn's laboratory at UC Davis (http://hennlab.ucdavis.edu/), who is looking at human phenotypic variation in hunter-gather populations in Africa. Her research primarily focuses on identifying the genetic architecture of skin pigmentation withi…
 
Dr. Herman Pontzer of Duke is on the show this week to talk about human metabolism and his new book, Burn. He helps answer questions like: How much energy can a person burn in one day? Does exercise help you lose weight? Do people with different subsistence strategies have different metabolisms? We also talk about his work with the Hadza. Find link…
 
Join me in welcoming Dr. Srimati Basu (President elect of the Association of Feminist Anthropology) and Dr. Michelle Ramirez (Active member of the Association of Feminist Anthropology) who are both accomplished researchers in the field of cultural anthropology and gender studies. Listen to us talk about the women who inspire us, their work in femin…
 
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