SoS 45- Reaching Out and Digging In with Sarah Lacy

This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Sarah Lacy, a researcher at California State University Dominguez Hills. Dr. Lacy is a biological anthropologist who explores differential frequencies of caries, periodontal disease, and antemortem tooth loss in Neandertals and early modern humans. In addition to her paleoanthropological pursuits, Dr. Lacy is involved in science outreach and social justice.

In this episode, she discusses her path to anthropology, her research, and the merger of her academic aims and community activism. To learn more about Dr. Lacy, check out her webpages at:,, and find her on instagram @hothomininotd. Check out her song of the week, Little Dragon’s “After the Rain”: .

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.
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