Bettina Ludwig, BA MA

Bettina Ludwig, BA MA Adjunct Faculty in Cultural Anthropology






Courses Taught at WVPU

Issues in Contemporary Anthropology

Background and Facts

Bettina Ludwig received her BA and MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna, where she also served as a student assistant at the university’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Ludwig’s work in hunter gatherer societies includes extensive fieldwork in the Philippines and Namibia’s Kalahari Desert, as well as scholarship, including the co-organization of 2015’s CHAGS XI: Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies and consultancy for the University of Cologne’s ethno-archeological research project Tracking in Caves (2017).

Since 2017 she has participated in in the CyberTracker project under the direction of Louis Liebenberg at CyberTracker Noordhoek, South Africa, focusing on the investigation of indigenous tracking skills among recent hunter gatherer communities.

Ludwig is currently pursuing her scientific interests as an independent researcher within the field of hunter gatherer studies. Her current research interests are in the fields of cultural evolution, human cognition, philosophy of science, indigenous (animal) tracking procedures.