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Beyond the !Kung

Aeon

2021

The power of prohibition

Kulturaustausch

2021

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

Vice

2020

The cute critter rewriting our understanding of prehistory

Atlas Obscura

2020

Is marriage over?

Aeon

2020

Violence and the Inuit

[Comment on essay by Helen Epstein]

The New York Review of Books

2019

People suspected of witchcraft are still being persecuted and killed

Vice

2019

Orphans & their quests

Aeon

2019

Modern shamans

Sapiens/The Conversation

2019