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Holly Dunsworth
Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Rhode Island

Holly Dunsworth is chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. Her research has been published in Nature, Scientific American, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Essay/Human Evolution
Sex makes babies

As far as we can tell, no other animal knows this. Did our understanding of baby-making change the course of human history?

Holly Dunsworth & Anne Buchanan

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