Category Archives: anthropology

Creationism in Schools, dumbing down our kids

Standard-Bearer in Evolution Fight Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools

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Hot Buttered Humanity!

POPATH Hot Buttered Humanity With a subtitle like that, I’m either going to love it or hate it.  I love it.  It’s as eclectic as the mind of an anthropologist.  Check it out. “PopAnth translates anthropological discoveries for popular consumption. … Continue reading

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Panda’s Thumb

NO, this is not a blog about pandas. Hopefully, most scientists will recognize the reference. When I saw the title, I actually thought this was a Stephen Jay Gould tribute site.  Turns out that this is a great summation of … Continue reading

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Scholarly Links

This statement will make me sound old, but there was a sharp turning point in learning and the acquisition of knowledge in scholarly circles that, even now, we are just beginning to feel the full effect.  When the internet was … Continue reading

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Tips for Graduate Students

(Not my original work: from Southern Fried Science) 10 Tips for grad students to make the most of a scientific conference By David Shiffman, on August 21st, 2013 I just returned from the Society for Conservation Biology’s International Congress for … Continue reading

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Changes in Inheritable Traits

a.k.a. evolution.  It’s not all that scary or controversial until someone with a stake in your ignorance makes it that way. From Understanding Evolution: “Unfortunately, many people have persistent misconceptions about evolution. Some are simple misunderstandings—ideas that develop in the … Continue reading

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Breaking News About Paleoindians at Clovis!!!

1936: Portales Daily News.  Note that there was no “Clovis” cultural group yet…\ Click HERE for the pdf, with bonus Coronado article OR link below:

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Prehistory Day at the Blackwater Draw NHL

Prehistory Day was successful, due to an excellent turnout, helpful volunteers, and great weather.  A special thanks goes out to the members of Mu Alpha Nu and their friends for helping out again this year.  Nearly 300 people turned out … Continue reading

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First 2000 year long temperature reconstructions for individual continents

From the Archaeology News Network: Past climate change varied remarkably between regions. This is demonstrated in a new study coordinated by the international Past Global Changes (PAGES) project, which reconstructed temperature over the past 1000 to 2000 years. During the … Continue reading

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Bone Tools from the Broken Mammoth Site

Annalisa is a blogging archaeologist and artist living in Alaska.  This is a reblog of her SAA poster from this year.  Check out her Tumblr which contains many good archaeology bits as well as other interests from her life.

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Anthropology and Reporting

I feel we are in a constant struggle with BAD journalism… from the local paper to Smithsonian Magazine to the History Channel, we constantly fight to print real information.  Catch phrases, bad researchers, political lobbyists and other liars confuse the … Continue reading

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Why Anthropology?

As this question has come up about half a dozen times in the past few weeks, maybe I need to address it, if not for the inquisitors, at least for myself. When people ask “Why did you become and archaeologist?”  … Continue reading

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