Anthropology Magazine

A Startling Link Between Neanderthals and COVID-19


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    A Startling Link Between Neanderthals and COVID-19

    Researchers recently announced a discovery that connects Neanderthal DNA and people who experience severe symptoms from COVID-19. Hugo Zeberg, one of the scientists who led the study, speaks with SAPIENS host Chip Colwell.

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    Moments of Resilience Amid a Pandemic

    SAPIENS podcast host Chip Colwell discusses resilience among African American communities with Melanie Adams, of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

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    The Problem With Abstract Threats

    In this episode, anthropologists consider what the novel coronavirus reveals about how humans negotiate crises that seem too big to be real.

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    What Pandemics Leave Behind

    In Venice, archaeologists have uncovered the dawn of the modern quarantine—and one of our favorite modern myths.

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    Police Violence and the Pandemic

    An interview with anthropologist Laurence Ralph, who wrote The Torture Letters, reveals how legacies of anti-black racism connect to the COVID-19 pandemic.