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07.11.2017
In the summertime, our bodies are more visible, becoming an important concern in a society that idealizes physical “perfection.” Is this a recent phenomenon? And what are the downsides of this cult...
Article
07.09.2017
Tattoos, an immensely popular fashion accessory at the start of the 21st century, in fact reach all the way back to the Neolithic age. Anthropologist Sébastien Galliot explains the history and...
Article
02.13.2017
Why don’t humans copulate in public? Why have they had to organize their sexuality according to strict rules? And how did pleasure of the flesh become a sin?
Article
11.22.2016
Human beings on display in zoos: this was the public entertainment provided by certain late 19th century societies, at a time when racial stereotyping was not called into question.
Slideshow
05.11.2016
Deep in the African equatorial forest, the Baka pygmies of Cameroon live in symbiosis with their environment. The anthropologist Laurent Maget joined them during mango harvest season. Depending on...
Article
02.22.2016
Sedentary lifestyles, climate change... in 50 years, the living conditions of Arctic populations have changed dramatically. Anthropologist Joëlle Robert-Lamblin, who went on several missions to the...