Human environment today

Hunting and gathering in the urban jungle

Human beings are phenomenal creatures. Out of the millions of species that are estimated to exist on earth, we are one of the most successful. What precisely marks us out as humans though, as separate to the other great apes, is still under discussion. The set of cognitive characteristics that have traditionally been used to…

Reflections on interdisciplinary working

Working at the boundaries of disciplines can be frustrating, but good things can also come out of it. My undergraduate degree was in Anthropology, with a specialisation in biological anthropology. I believe this training was incredibly relevant to public health, but anthropology is a discipline which is often viewed with suspicion or confused looks in…