Evolution 101: People Don’t Look Like Goats

On the lighter side of anthropology...  The Onion takes a satirical look at what outrageously pseudoscientific research into human origins might look like.  Their headline reads: "Anthropologists Trace Human Origins Back To One Large Goat" 'Wait, That Can't Be Right,' Scientists Say" In addition to being funny, the article, by contrast, helps show the strict... Continue Reading →

Anon & Anthropology of Hacking

Anonymous is not a force to be reckoned with. Scientologists have felt their wrath for sometime, Sarah Palin did as well, as have MasterCard & Visa post-Wikileaks fiasco. I'm sure Aaron Barr is now realizing the impact Anon has. Aaron Barr is head of an internet security company, HBGary Federal. His company was contracted by Bank... Continue Reading →

The AAA Does Away With Science, Seriously

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is a strange organization. I often wonder how it operates, but then I realize I don't even wanna know because there's often no real logic to their madness. Take into consideration these cases: Case 1: About 4 years ago the AAA decided to close access to almost all their journals,... Continue Reading →

56 Family Portraits From East Asia

I haven't bothered to translate this page, but I've stumbled across a collection of 56 family portraits from East Asia that I wanted to share with you. The images give us a quick glimpse of all the different cultures and ethnicities that make up the far East, along with the lat/long of where these people are... Continue Reading →

Claude Lévi-Strauss Has Died

Claude Lévi-Strauss died two days ago. He was 100 years old. I shouldn't have to write about his impact to the field of anthropology, in summary it was profound. He authored many texts. He set forth structuralism, a mode of thought by which we can compare relationships between social systems. His contributions to studying cultures... Continue Reading →

#IranElection … This Is It. The Big One.

In regards to my previous post from yesterday, I'd like to quickly share this quote I've found from Clay Shirky, a Interactive Telecommunications teacher at NYU. He spoke to TED last year on Facebook, Twitter, and the like, and he was recently asked to comment about the usage of these tools in Iran. Here's what... Continue Reading →

Modeling The Egalitarian Revolution

I mentioned the drawn out process of me trying to download this new paper, "Dynamics of Alliance Formation and the Egalitarian Revolution," the other day. I've read it and although I found it to be a difficult and theoretically dense paper, I believe you should also read the open access piece if you have any... Continue Reading →

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