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Cynthia Beall

Anthropology’s Cynthia Beall discusses physical differences in those living at high altitude

Why Papua New Guinea’s highlanders differ physically from those living near sea level

Smithsonian MagazineCynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed new research showing villagers living at high altitude are shorter, have higher lung capacity and have smaller waistlines.