Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

If you have been following this blog along with others, like GNXP, you can tell that the field of ancient DNA and population genetics is chaotic. It seems like every week we are adding more layers of genetic data in attempt to uncover the relentless and complex pattern on how we peopled the Earth. A... Continue Reading →

Robin McKie Of The Observer Reviews 3 Books On Human Evolution

Ciarán Brewster, a.k.a. adhominin, just tweeted about three book reviews. The reviews, written by Robin McKie of The Observer, cover recent books on cooking and human evolution which were written by some pretty big names in anthropology: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham Wrangham's thesis is that the advent of cooking... Continue Reading →

A Response to World as Laboratory by Rebecca Lemov

In World as Laboratory, Rebecca Lemov, an anthropologist, writes for a larger audience. "I think it's too bad that a lot of scholarly work never gets read, usually because it's just plain difficult to read," she says in an interview with Nicole Merritt of MyShelf.com. "Being difficult is sometimes necessary, but sometimes there's deliberate obfuscation... Continue Reading →

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Considering the scope of anthropology is broader and more inclusive than other sciences, it rarely focuses on the impact of one person on the course of humanity throughout all time and place. In doing so, certain key figures throughout the course of human evolution and development and the process of people, are neglected. One such... Continue Reading →

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