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popular pieces & essays

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Beyond the !Kung

Aeon

2021

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The power of prohibition

Kulturaustausch

2021

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Psychedelics weren't as common in ancient cultures as we think

Vice

2020

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The cute critter rewriting our understanding of prehistory

Atlas Obscura

2020

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Is marriage over?

Aeon

2020

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Violence and the Inuit

[Comment on essay by Helen Epstein]

The New York Review of Books

2019

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People suspected of witchcraft are still being persecuted and killed

Vice

2019

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Orphans & their quests

Aeon

2019

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Modern shamans

Sapiens/The Conversation

2019