The Tsimane People: A Window on the Past
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 572 , Segment 5
Episode: Trump's Land Policy, Human Trafficking, Man Therapy
- Jun 13, 2017 11:00 pm
- 16:08 mins
Guest: Michael Gurven, PhD, Co-founder and Co-director of the Tsimane Health and Life History Project, Anthropologist, University of California Santa Barbara, Chair of Integrative Anthropological Sciences, UCSB There’s a community in the Bolivian Amazon forest with the healthiest hearts of any population previously studied around the world. They’re also virtually free of allergies, asthma and adult-onset diabetes. But their villages have no running water or electricity. Studying the Tsimane people offers a window into the trade-offs that happen as a society modernizes.